Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Review - Pride and Predjudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls

by Steve Hockensmith and Jane Austen
Published by Quirk Classics

Book Description:

With more than one million copies in print, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was the surprise publishing phenomenon of 2009. A best seller on three continents, PPZ has been translated into 17 languages and optioned to become a film starring Natalie Portman.
In this terrifying and hilarious prequel, we witness the genesis of the zombie plague in early-nineteenth-century England. We watch Elizabeth Bennet evolve from a naïve young teenager into a savage slayer of the undead. We laugh as she begins her first clumsy training with nunchucks and katana swords and cry when her first blush with romance goes tragically awry. Written by acclaimed novelist (and Edgar Award nominee) Steve Hockensmith, PPZII invites Austen fans to step back into Regency England, Land of the Undead!
About the Author:
Steve Hockensmith is an award-winning novelist and reporter. His debut mystery, Holmes on the Range, was a finalist for the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony awards. Critics have hailed the novel and its sequels as "hilarious" (Entertainment Weekly), "dazzling" (The Boston Globe), "clever" (The New York Times), "uproarious" (Publisher's Weekly), "wonderfully entertaining" (Booklist), and "quirky and original" (The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). He lives in Alameda, California, with his wife and two children.Disclaimer: Although I did recieve a copy of this book for review purposes, I was in no way compensated by FSB Media to publish this post.

For more information, please visit http://www.quirkclassics.com/.

Here's What I Say:
At first I was worried that this book was going to be full of that difficult (for me) to read "proper" English. Although the dialog is still very "proper" the rest is a bit more modern. It takes some real getting use to but it is a good story all in all. In Regency England, when everything was so civil and snotty (in my opinion), it is difficult for many of the characters to even muster the nerve to say the word "Zombies". This alone provides comic relief. One thing that I really enjoyed about this book, that I have not seen in many novels is illustrations. They are done it what I would call "old world" style. Over all I have to say this book was just sort of "blah" for me. It is slow for the most part and I like books with some action. I guess what I am trying to say is that it didn't grab me and take me for a ride. I did enjoy the story and recommend it as a "I don't have anything else to read" space filler.

Disclaimer: Although I did receive a copy of this book for review, I was in no other way compensated to post this review. These are my real, honest opinions.

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  1. Appreciate your honest opinion! I have mixed feelings about this one and haven't made up my mind yet if I'll read it or not. My put it on the back burner for now. Thanks!

  2. Oh, wow, they're making a movie for it? With Natalie Portman? HeHe, that's going to be pretty cool (",).


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