Sunday, October 11, 2009

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

For reals. They've added zombies to a literary classic. It's true madness.
The original Pride and Prejudice is one of my fav books of all time. And this new book is basically the old one with a few added scenes thrown in that make jolly old England overrun with the living dead. I'm not sure I really got it. Was it supposed to be a satire of the times? Was it supposed to be a satire of the book?
My main issue came via this quote set:
"She [Elizabeth] remembered the lead ammunition in her pocket and offered it to him. 'Your balls, Mr. Darcy?'
He reached out and closed her hand around them and offered: 'They belong to you Miss Bennet.'"
Listen Seth Grahame-Smith, keep your balls joke out of my favorite literary classic. But that's not the only balls joke, they're all over the book.
I'm not really sure how to rate this book. It's Pride and Prejudice, so that's a 5/5 star, but then the added parts made some of it funnier and other parts really, really annoying. I think the best that I can do is 2/5 or 5/10 stars.
P.S. There's also a book Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. I hope that's the last of the bastardizing of classic works of literature.

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