8.4.11

Oh Mister Darcy!


Finished this book on Monday, 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies', and it really does give a kick to the original. 
I've always liked the original & the film (I ♥  Colin Firth) but its good to mix it up - the author, Seth Grahame-Smith, uses about 85% of the actual text and adds zombies! Why the hell not!
 I won't give away too much about the storyline even though I think it's a bit obvious :)
 Actually found out about this book when I saw a calendar dedicated to it, so I went & looked for it.
[Book, Ebay, £3.80]

 It's pretty descriptive & parts are a little gory - text above, just lovely. 

''It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains''

Drawing I did of one of the illustrations in the book  ^

Overall a really good quirky book! There were rumours a while back that it might be made into a film soon with Natalie Portman as Elisabeth which would be amazing, guess we have to wait & see. Gotta get round to reading the sequel now.

X

4 comments:

little t. said...

that description in the book is gross! hahaa
"could not help but vomit ever so slightly into her hankerchief"
It's good to see there's still a touch of class ;)x

Camelopardalis said...

great drawing!
i find it is a funny idea for a book. and what's even funnier is that i ordered a book called 'sissi - the vampire hunter'!! it's got some parallels i think^^

(i don't know if you know sissi but she was a famous empress of austria and there are 3 old films about her life which are classics in the german language area)....

Rachelle said...

I've got the prequel to this book, 'dawn of the dreadfuls' I've not actually started it yet but it sounds pretty comical :)
I hope they do make it into a film it sounds hilarious and I LOVE Natalie Portman :)
Rachelle xxx
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ohheyhellothere. said...

Aha, I'd love to read it. I'm trying to get back into my reading mojo but it seems like my days are going as quick as before, and the only time I ever get to read is at night time and even then it's for my A-level English Literture class. ): x