29 August 2012

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - Reading Recommendation

There was such hype about this book, and I kept saying to myself "Shall I get it? Is it all just hype? Should I get a samurai sword?" And the answers are Yes, Somewhat but it is still awesome - mostly as it has ninjas and butt-kicking in it and probably No. It wasn't until I was walking to work one day, and an American guy said to his mate "Pride and Prejudice with Zombies man, dude it was cool" I knew it was a sign and had to get it.


The Zombies, the Ninjas, the crinolines, the riduculous faux modesty, the sword wielding - need I go on? It made me laugh from the moment I opened it's pages, and that's all I wanted from it. I didn't really expect Seth Grahame-Smith to blow me away with his erudite prose, but I did love the way that he weaves in the premise that the world is suffering from a Zombie plague.

It's a bit patchy, and I agree with a few other reviews I read - there definately could have been more beheading of the more annoying characters. One aspect I enjoyed, to my surprise, is that you can put this down after a few chapters, and pick it up again later and it will be there waiting. Normally I inhale books, but this I liked as I could have on Stand-By and meander through it at will.

I liked Pride and Prejudice, I loved Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

 
Whilst I think this satiated my bloodthirsty/YA side, I'm not sure I'll be picking up the rest of the series of Austen books re-written, but it was certainly a good chuckle, and like most of the Austen books, I will no doubt pick it up again later on.

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