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Old 05-05-2009, 11:57 AM   #1
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Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

I'm not sure why I'm posting this but I saw it on the Amazon site and just had to pass it along.
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:43 PM   #2
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... I'm not sure why I'm posting this but I saw it on the Amazon site and just had to pass it along.
LOL, you've stumbled upon the latest trend in publishing: zombie and vampire retelling of familiar stories, or involving familiar personalities. More to come.

Sometimes I wonder if the publishers are idiots, or if universal literacy is a bad thing....
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:50 PM   #3
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I have seen that a couple of times and I have actually been tempted to purchase it just to see how it is...
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:57 PM   #4
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I loved Pride and Prejudice, and my husband (an English professor) was very amused by the concept, so I bought Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

It's not bad. The title pretty much says it all. I had heard somewhere that the text of P&P is unaltered, and all the zombie stuff is just inserted, which I thought was an amusing conceit, but it turns out to not be true (or I misremembered what I heard). However the major plot threads and scenes from P&P seem to all be there.

One of the things I found amusing was all the little euphemisms they had for zombies-- "the sorry stricken" pops to mind, but there were others---as though they could rarely bring themselves to say "zombies" out loud.
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Old 05-05-2009, 04:50 PM   #5
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Great Kindle screensaver image.

I bought the books a couple of weeks ago but haven't started reading it yet. Might be a summer beach read.
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Old 05-05-2009, 05:00 PM   #6
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:59 PM   #7
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His next book is Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. Really.
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Old 05-05-2009, 08:02 PM   #8
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I'd like to say they pay homage to Gogol, but I'm not sure I can.

BTW, the advance for Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, could have financed the Civil War....
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Old 05-05-2009, 08:31 PM   #9
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I first read P & P back in high school. I have p, e, audio and dvd (BBC) versions. I got Pride and Prejudice and Zomies late Sunday afternoon and finished it Monday evening. And Monday I went to my embroidery group - read it on the train there. I loved it - it was fun. Mind you I've read a version in which Darcy is a weredragon and another in which he gets swapped with Captain Kirk. (bennetgirls.com)
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Old 05-06-2009, 02:45 AM   #10
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OMG! You mean that's REAL?? I have never heard of such a thing!

Although, The Vampire and the Scarlett Letter has some appeal
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:16 AM   #11
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I guess its the craze in stories today that people have been so interested in vampire stories thats why there have been so many stories about it that came up. This is one of the popular ones with good reviews but I have not read it as well.
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:16 AM   #12
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I downloaded this from Sony but haven't read it yet. The first few pages were funny though.
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Old 05-28-2009, 03:01 PM   #13
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I just heard about this on NPR. It sounded great, actually.

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains. Never was this truth more plain than during the recent attacks at Netherfield Park, in which a household of eighteen was slaughtered and consumed by a horde of the living dead.

"My dear Mr. Bennet," said his lady to him one day, "have you heard that Netherfield Park is occupied again?"

Mr. Bennet replied that he had not and went about his morning business of dagger sharpening and musket polishing--for attacks by the unmentionables had grown alarmingly frequent in recent weeks.

"But it is," returned she.

Mr Bennet made no answer.

"Do you not want to know who has taken it?" cried his wife impatiently.

"Woman, I am attending to my musket. Prattle on if you must, but leave me to the defense of my estate!"

This was invitation enough.

"Why, my dear, Mrs. Long says that Netherfield is taken by a young man of large fortune; that he escaped London in a chaise and four just as the strange plague broke through the Mancherster line."

"What is his name?"

"Bingley. A single man of four or five thousand a year. What a fine thing for our girls!"

"How so? Can he train them in the ways of swordsmanship and musketry?"
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Old 05-28-2009, 04:48 PM   #14
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I'm a Left 4 Dead player (fun game) and I downloaded the sample, which I'll read soon. I'm not quite sure whether to be worried or not. Then there's Shatnerquake... whose sample I also have, but also have not yet read. I'm working on a vampire-assassin-for-the-CIA thriller I got for a dollar. Can't beat a dollar for a book I'm turning out to like.
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What Do Customers Ultimately Buy After Viewing This Item?

16% buy http://www.amazon.com/Cooks-Illustra...f=pd_cp_kinc_2

I find that troubling at some level.

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