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Mrs Darcy Versus the Aliens

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  57 ratings  ·  20 reviews
A year or two into her marriage, Elizabeth Darcy has much on her mind: she has still not produced an heir for Mr Darcy, there are preparations to be made for the Pemberley summer ball, and her youngest sister Lydia has been abducted by aliens. As Regency England sleepwalks towards tentacled oblivion, will she be able to reunite with her old foe Wickham and put a stop to th ...more
Paperback, 253 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Proxima
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Katie Lumsden
Jul 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Somewhat ridiculous, very silly, and absolutely great fun.
Mrs Darcy versus the Aliens is without doubt the funniest book I have read this year. A very clever portrayal of Jane Austen's dearly loved characters with some tentacles thrown in for good measure!

James Hold
Sep 03, 2018 rated it did not like it
MRS DARCY VS THE ALIENS by Jonathan Pinnock.

I seem to be on a bad streak here. My last 7 books read have gotten 1-star ratings and here I'm adding number 8. Actually I got to page 50 and gave up. It's not that the book doesn't have some funny lines here and there. It's only that the plot (to me) is so convoluted it makes no sense. And 50 pages in a plot should start showing itself. Clever word play can take you so far, but a constant dose of it can grow tiresome if there's no light at the end of
Sep 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I've not been reading much lately, what with..well, everything. Decided to wind myself in gently and read something which promised to be entertaining - plus I am a huge Jane Austen fan (poor, poor Jane...)and I loved it! Quite a few groan-out-loud puns, some wit, quite a lot of running-about and a massive amount of Evil. This is a subversive look at the world of Jane A, her characters and tentacles, but no-one who isn't familiar with the whole Austen movement should allow themselves to be put of ...more
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
I must admit, I've never read pride and prejudice (or any other Austen novel).
So the biggest reason I picked up this book was the awesome cover.
I was not disappointed, it was fun and witty and I loved the whole alien storyline.
Maybe I should finally read some original Austen after all.
Céline Badaroux
Dec 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Funny and damn clever!
Stevie Finegan (SableCaught)
Nov 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
Follow the link to watch my video review or you can read the script for that review down below.

Mrs Darcy Versus The Aliens – Jonathan Pinnock

You know that feeling when you're reading about how much Mr Darcy ardently admires our dear Miss Elizabeth Bennett, and you can't stop thinking 'man, this scene would be so much more romantic if Darcy just had tentacles!'. No? Well Jonathan Pinnock has provided it for you anyway.

This stunningly hilarious book picks up
Sep 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
'The truth is out there, though it is not yet universally acknowledged’

I recently won a signed copy of Mrs Darcy Versus The Aliens, published by Salt’s science fiction and fantasy imprint, Proxima Books.

I read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and it was fun for the first couple of chapters. But honestly, it was a cut and shut job. A sprinkle of zombie sentences within the original story. But Mrs Darcy Versus The Aliens by Jonathan Pinnock is different. Firstly, Mrs D is a sequel to the events in
Camille Gooderham Campbell
Feb 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: edf-authors
Unlike most typical Jane Austen remix/mashups, Mrs Darcy versus the Aliens completely reinterprets the material while staying, in my opinion, true to the Austen characters. Pride and Prejudice is one of my favourite books and I’m not a fan of most attempts to mess with it, but this alternative perspective on Elizabeth’s married life felt fresh and original – and it’s spit-your-coffee-out funny the whole way through. Definitely best for readers who don’t mind a few tentacles with their fiction an ...more
Jan 21, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of classic mash-ups
Shelves: read-in-2012
Not quite as clever as Mr. Darcy, Vampyre, nor quite as funny as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, but still a fun read. Pinnock pits our beloved Elizabeth against invaders from another planet and, on the whole, it does well, but some of the pop-culture in-jokes will probably not age quite as well as the ones based on more classic areas. This really is a major mash-up, not just between Austen and aliens, but also time, as the Regency meets the Victorian age too.

If you're a fan of mash-ups, especi
Cate Gardner
Sep 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
A humorous follow up to Jane Austen's 'Pride & Prejudice' but then you probably already know that. A fun, madcap read with aliens (duh!), tentacles, ghosts, alien babies and dirigibles (one of my favourite words), some of the humour had me laughing aloud and some groaning. Dude! Of course, I then had to relay the humorous bits to whoever was in the vicinity.

An enjoyable read.
Steve Haynes
Jul 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A wonderfully funny book which combines the Austen world with tentacles!! A threatened alien invasion results in a romp of an adventure. My favourite bits are where historical characters collide with the story, especially the arrival of Byron and a commune based in Glastonbury.
Cherry Potts
May 21, 2013 rated it did not like it
I was so disappointed with this book! I asked for it especially for my birthday, as I've read (and published) some of Jonathan Pinnock's other work. It just didn't work for me,the Austen pastiche isnt good enough to carry the story. ...more
Jemz Thomson
Jul 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Hilarious, good fun and plays with the characters and genre well.
Mar 24, 2014 rated it liked it
it was different and I think some of its humour went over my head as I could tell it was supposed to be a play on words but didn't get the context. ...more
Jan 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
This could have been subtitled Carry on The Darcys!! Lots of wickedly filthy British humour and pop culture references. Sniggers aplenty from me lol! One of the better monster mash-ups around
Lynne - The Book Squirrel
Feb 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
One of the funniest 'take off' books I have read, laught out loud and not a bit stuffy like some of the others I have read. ...more
Eithne Ni Anluain
Oct 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, paranormal
Hilarious! That is all!
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