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Old 10-24-2012, 09:52 AM   #14435
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I just ... started on the Steve Hockensmith's prequel to Seth Grahame-Smith's (and Jane Austin's) novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls. I really didn't like Seth Grahame-Smith's novel, but as Steve Hockensmith is one of my favorite authors, I thought I'd give the prequel a shot, and I'm glad I did. The prequel, so far, is funny and moves quickly. Hockensmith has not captured Jane Austin's style in the same way that Grahame-Smith did, but has produced in its stead a story that's far more enjoyable to read. Hockensmith has since written a sequel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After, which I may read later.
And I've just finished it, and nothing has been done to alter my opinion that Dawn of the Dreadfuls is funny, engaging, has lots of heart, and moves quickly. One of my favorite moments came in chapter 15 where Hockensmith inserts this "inside" joke:

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“That’s right,” Capt. Cannon said. “She’ll be taking me to her father forthwith. And, Lieutenant, the game’s afoot. I will require an escort. Regroup your search party and report back here.”
Hockensmith is also the author of the hilarious Holmes on the Range series, in which Old Red, an illiterate American cowboy, is read a Sherlock Holmes story "The Red-Headed League" by his brother Big Red and decides to become a "deducifier" himself by applying Holmes' methods to solve crimes they encounter.
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