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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Deluxe Edition Book Review

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Deluxe Heirloom Edition Book Review

You can purchase this book online today!

Just in time for the holidays, Quirk has prepared The Deluxe Heirloom Edition of the New York Times Best Seller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies featuring:

* A fancy 4C hardcover package that will endure for generations
* In addition to the illustrations in the first edition, the expanded version features 13 new full-color oil painting illustrations – depicting all of PPZ’s most memorable moments
* A special preface from author Seth Grahame-Smith in which he describes the writing of PPZ
* Best of all, The Deluxe Heirloom Edition features 30% MORE ZOMBIES! Seth has written pages and pages of all-new (and entirely gratuitous) ultra-violent zombie mahem. If you loved the premise and zombie action of the first book, you’ll love this expanded Deluxe Edition even more.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies features the original text of Jane Austen’s beloved novel with new scenes of bone-crunching zombie action. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton-and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers-and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead.

Jane Austen is the author of Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion, Mansfield Park, and other masterpieces of English literature.

Seth Grahame-Smith is the author of How to Survive a Horror Movie and The Big Book of Porn. He lives in Los Angeles.

Review: If you haven’t already guessed, you need to have a good sense of humor to appreciate this book.   I was interested in this title for two reasons.  Firstly, my wife loves Jane Austen..I mean really loves her.  I think she’d time travel to marry the woman.  That might be less popular then than it is now.   And I, well I love zombies.  Not all zombie things mind you, but those with a sense of humor.    Therefore, this book appealed to me right away..its the best of both worlds.  A book we can both read and enjoy.

I wasn’t sure what to expect at first, but I quickly realized that the author actually did blend zombies right into the real story.  Its just masterful the whit and sense of humor that this guy displays.    Its about 85% Jane Austen’s original words and he’s inserted this entire subplot of a zombie infestation in historic England.   Its really comedic genius at its best.  This one will appeal to any with a good sense of humor and an open mind.  I wouldn’t get it for anyone under the age of 13, though!   It can be a little graphic with the violence at times.

This deluxe edition is fantastic and definately something that will grace our bookshelves here at the Legion for many years to come!  You can also find this title on audiobook!   This would be a hilarious Xmas gift.

You can purchase this book online today!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars – very creative!