Book Review: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen & Seth Grahame-Smith

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, #1)Book: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies #1)
Author: Jane Austen & Seth Grahame-Smith
Published: May 1, 2009
Publisher: Quirk Classics
Number of Pages: 319
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
Rating: No Rating/Did Not Finish
Tags: DNF, 2016, Zombies, Classic


Synopsis: “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.”

So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. 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. Can Elizabeth vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you’d actually want to read.


"You see Mr. Collins...God has no mercy. And neither must we."

This book is so boring, and I feel like this is how I feel about most classics. I like action, drama, romance, and mystery in my books. So, the idea of adding zombies to a classic intrigued me. I'm sad to say that this book was not all that was promised. 

In this book we follow the Bennet family, mainly the daughters, as they navigate the world of the unmentionables. But honestly, I found the characters to be bland and even less interesting than the unmentionables. Of the 80 pages I was able to read, I was extremely bored. The majority of what everybody did was sit around and talk about who they were doing to marry. Also, some of the things they were saying made my inner feminist really mad.

So overall I hated this book. While the zombie parts were okay, there weren't enough of them. The writing was too choppy for me, and the overall story line nearly put me to sleep. It's safe to say that I won't be reading any more of these two authors work.



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