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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

82 Ratings: 2.1
A book originally written by Jane Austen and adapted by Seth Grahame-Smith

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Author: Jane Austen, Seth Grahame-Smith
22 reviews about Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
review by . July 09, 2010
I tried my best to appreciate Jane Austen.  I was an English major in college, after all; it is practically a requirement for graduation.  I took a seminar, I read the cannon cover to cover, the only book I liked was Mansfield Park because of the underlying allusions to female slavery. My modern  ideals placed Elizabeth Bennet so far removed from myself that I could not fall in love with what has been called one of the best romance novels of all time.  It was just not happening, …
review by . June 25, 2010
Who Knew Zombies and Austen Could Be So Hilarious?
I have been an Austen fan since I was a youngster. Never, in all my wildest dreams, did I imagine that someone would someday mix the living dead with Austen's literature. As I read through this book, I was astounded by the level of humour buried within the original text that was enhanced by the modern insertions. I laughed out loud again and again.      I highly recommend this novel for Austen lovers or anyone who is looking for a good chuckle. Or for anyone who loves zombies …
review by . July 12, 2010
     I had never read Jane Austin.  My husband made me read Bronte (and how does a crazy guy in a moor rate a love story anyway/), but never the Lady Jane.  When I read the title Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, I realized it was time to break down and see what the fuss was about.      It was suggested to me that I read both Pride and Prejudice and the Zombie version at the same time.  I decided to go with the original first and work my way over …
Quick Tip by . July 17, 2010
This is the closest I've came to reading Jane Austin so can't comment on the original story. However it does seem to lend itself to the inclusion of the unmentionable zombies very well. It's almost as if Jane Austin perceived that one day her book would be adapted and left the story open to zombies.
Quick Tip by . July 14, 2010
What ajoke. Simpley disgusting. Why would someone destroy a perfectly written classic?
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
Not nearly as fun or well-written as I'd hoped. I love both the original book AND zombie pop culture, but this just doesn't do justice to either.
Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
If you haven't read the original, much of the humor of this book will not be the same! I'm not a zombie lover but I found this book quite entertaining.
Quick Tip by . July 05, 2010
ok, not great - better than the old plain version!
Quick Tip by . July 05, 2010
Most people say 'take it lightly' or 'this is just for laughs' and tell you to read this book. The honest truth is though, it's shallow. The only depth or creativity in the book comes from rewriting Jane Austin. It's a pathetic attempt at comedy from one who is incapable of actually writing a whole novel.
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
I love Jane Austen. And I thought this would be a fun read. But I just couldn't get into it. I'd recently reread Pride & Prejudice, and it just felt like I was reading it again, with zombie bits thrown in random places. Which is exactly what it was. It was a cute idea, but it didn't keep my attention for the length of the whole book, so I just gave up.
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
Fun read
Quick Tip by . June 30, 2010
Having read the classic in high school, my memory of this was a bit faded. I am a purist at heart though and I tried not to let it taint my opinion of this book. True, it was far more entertaining that the original work but the purist in me said leave it be! Don't mess with perfection! This book would be perfect for zombie enthusiasts and anyone who can read a classic and not die a bit on the inside.
Quick Tip by . June 30, 2010
Man, one of my favorites
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
Great anti-climax, great take on the absurdity of war
Quick Tip by . June 25, 2010
I love Jane Austen. And I like zombie books. And I was looking forward to reading this. But I couldn't read more than the first few pages of this--it felt too wrong for me, and the way that Grahame-Smith simply substitutes words (like zombie for man, or brains for money, or brains for wife...) seemed a little too easy. Also, it bothered me how little the feel of Austen and her language was preserved. I loved the idea, but I think it could have been done MUCH better.
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
I really shouldn't like this at all, but...hey, what can I say? Don't read it seriously and you'll be fine. I love the real Pride and Prejudice far better, of course, but this spoof is still vaguely entertaining as long as one allows it to be.
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
Ohhh how Jane Austen would spin in her grave...
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
What? Fail.
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
Much better than the original!
review by . May 08, 2009
It's hard to imagine a 2009 title more anticipated than "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies." The concept is nothing short of brilliant, combining Jane Austen's classic novel of society and romance with "ultraviolent zombie mayhem." The possibilities seemed endless, ranging from half the main characters having their heads cracked open to windows of a manor house cracked open with decaying fists. Indeed, it seemed like something that could go so over the top it would make Austen herself rise from the …
review by . June 15, 2009
Here's a disclaimer: I've never read Jane Austen, nor have I ever seen one of the numerous movies and television programs based on her work. I admit to not even being attracted to her genre.    Another disclaimer: I'm not really that into zombies, but I am a huge fan of "World War Z" (it's ranks as one of my favorite novels of all time). Having said this, I don't consider myself an expert on zombie fiction, which is currently all the rage of late ("Breathers," anyone? (For the …
review by . June 19, 2009
Um, wow.  "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," originally written by Jane Austen and adapted by Seth Grahame-Smith, is in fact, a kick-ass novel. Really.  It takes a few chapters to get into the swing of Jane Austen's prose, but for all you high schoolers out there soon to be subjected to a semester of Mr. Darcy and the Bennett clan, I couldn't recommend a better read than this to get psyched for Brit Lit 101.  Of course, the original version does not include the flesh-eating …
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