Feb 192009

From the author of How to Survive a Horror Movie and the Big Book of Porn comes Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance – Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! I for one am certainly looking forward to this reworked version of a ‘classic american novel’.  Pfah.  Now perhaps we’ll have a way to entice bored, violence saturated high school Juniors to read a stilted piece of literature that was in vogue over 200 years ago.

Seth Grahame-Smith has retained all of Jane Austen’s original text and increased the word count by 15% but done so in a bone-splinteringly awesome way.  He’s gone and added zombies.  It’s an idea that’s so simple it’s amazing no one has thought of it before.  A peanut butter and chocolate situation that’s found its way at the forefront of the media.

Seth Grahame-Smith, I would like to personally thank you!  It’s about time undead literature finds its place in the spotlight.  That reworking a so called classic piece of literature (read: boring, stuffy and as out of date as the bible) with ripping flesh and undead hordes has reached the spotlight simply shows that the American public (and America’s hat, Canada) are ready.

Since Romero shined a spotlight on the undead in ’68 – and by extension on our society, zombies in film and literature have become an accepted method of extemporizing on modern societal ills.  From the centralization of wealth in the few, political farce right through to woes of poverty and injustice for the poor.  In other words, Zombies are our problems and a select few ass kicking, head shot making, screw-driver-in-the-ear mofos are here to take care them!  Plain Jane can only benefit from zombie goodness in this author’s humble opinion.

[tags]zombies, literature[/tags]

About Ben

I'm a geek. A nerd, a dweeb, whatever. Yes I owned garb, yes I still own medieval weaponry. And yeah, I could kick your butt in Mechwarrior the CCG. I love video games, role playing games, tactical board games and all forms of speculative fiction. I will never berate someone for wanting to be a Jedi and take everything Gary Gygax ever wrote as gospel. Well, all of this but that last bit.

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