When researching for our Pride and Prejudice book poster we came across many references to zombies. Yes, very odd we know.
We later found the connection between the two: A novel (2009) written by Seth Grahame-Smith called Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The book seems to be quite popular with all kinds of readers - even those who enjoy classics like the original novel.
Can you imagine scenarios like these?
Obviously, the book is meant to be a parody, and a very funny one too. The story follows the plot of the original novel, Pride and Prejudice, but in an alternative universe where zombies roam the English countryside. From the Wikipedia article:
Their presence [the zombies] alters the original plot of the story in both subtle and significant ways: Messages between houses are sometimes lost when the couriers are captured and eaten; characters openly discuss and judge the zombie-fighting abilities of others; women weigh the pros and cons of carrying a musket (it provides safety, but is considered "unladylike").
The book also has a 4.5/5.0 rating on Amazon.com, with some very high-praise comments like this one:
Fans need to read this book tongue-in-cheek and prepare to laugh WITH it.
On a literary note, the juxtaposition of familiar classic and farcical horror makes for harmless, laugh-out-loud comedy. I applaud this idea and hope the "Quirk Classics" line hammers out more spoofs on stories I love.
Guess what we'll be reading next? ;)
-- Postertext team