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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
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Jan 29, 2009

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Read in August, 2009

Since I heard that this book was to be released, I waited anxiously to get my hands on it. What to say? As the title suggests it is Pride and Prejudice... with zombies! I have complained about how lately I've been reading books without that much action, without guts being thrown through the air. Well, this book had lots and I'm only sorry it hadn't more of that. :P

The entire book is almost, word for word, the Austen's work we all know and love, only with a couple of zombies and some fights happening here and there. If at first this seems somewhat forced, with the development of the story the scenes changed by Seth Grahame-Smith began to flow and merge better with the original story, but it is almost impossible to fail noticing the two different styles of writing. Come on, not everyone can write dialogues as interesting and witty as Austen, she simply has a way with words. But as I said, the two styles are able to merge and it ends up being a fun reading.

I liked the characters, especially Elizabeth every time she wanted to stick a dagger and decapitate Mr. Darcy. It became a character whom I could identify with in many situations. I also loved the changes made to Charlotte, it explained in a much more interesting way her reasons to attach herself with Mr. Collins, and Lady Catherine, who becomes a legendary icon for all of those young girls who want to spend the rest of their lives destroying zombies. :D I also liked how the pride and prejudice spread to the different schooling of martial arts, as the Bennet sisters were trained in China and therefore poorly seen by Lady Catherine, who valued more the Japanese schooling of the deathly arts. I'm only sorry for not learning more about the zombies and why did the plague reached England, some 55 years before the period in which this story takes place.

I am not saying that is a classic of world literature, although about 80% correspond in fact to a classic of world literature, but it's an excellent book for those who like romance with a little bit of gore, and for those who want a literature that doesn't take itself seriously. By the way, the illustrations are fantastic. :D
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Reading Progress

08/09/2009 page 55
17.19% "Interesting... :D"
08/12/2009 page 83
25.94% "Have been too tired to read..."
08/13/2009 page 123
38.44% "Yuck!"
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Patrícia *snort*

Carla I almost forgot! About Mr. Darcy, Vampyre you have some links for reviews here and another one here.

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