Monday, 11 May 2009

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Hey girls, can't get your significant other to read Pride and Prejudice because it's too girly and boring? Well, here's a version they'll pick up AND enjoy. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is the original story, minus some of the boring bits, with, you guessed it, zombies added in by Seth Grahame-Smith. You know how Elizabeth practices the piano in the original? In this one she practices fighting techniques in the family dojo. Some of the things that go unexplained in the original (why the militia's stationed nearby and why Netherfield's vacant at the start of the novel) are explained in this version. And while the ending's quite different (I won't spoil it for you) the gist of it's the same, and could raise the opportunity of DISCUSSING Pride and Prejudice with your man. Which you can then brag about to all your girl friends who are disappointed that THEIR guy won't read the book (or watch the movie or mini series with them).

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