Monday, January 18, 2010

BOOK REVIEW: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

I've never actually made it all the way through Pride and Prejudice, though I have been assured that it is literary gold. Luckily, I was able to make it through Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a watered-down, though largely still Austen-written version of the classic story.

The plot is much the same as it was in the original. Mr. Bingley arrives at Netherfield with his sisters and Mr. Darcy, who immediately alienates Lizzie Bennet, only to fall in love with and marry her against his better judgement and the wishes of his family. The largest addition is the presence of a disease in England that is turning people into the undead, of which the Bennet sisters are prolific killers.

The book is very dry, but still a lot of fun, especially if you are familiar with the basic plot of the original. It does get a little old toward the end, in a "OK, enough zombies already" kind of way. Unless you are a quirky hot topic kid or someone who truly loves zombies, this book probably isn't for you.

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