Books: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

October 5, 2016

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I’ve recently read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies because I like the original Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and since I like horror themes, I thought this book would be enjoyable. I wasn’t wrong. If you like zombies, you’ll like this book. I also recommend that you read this edition because it has beautiful drawings by Philip Smiley, as you can see in the end of this post, with Lizzy and Mr. Darcy.

This book was an adaptation by Seth Grahame-Smith using the original Jane Austen’s work. At first, you can clearly tell that it’s the Jane Austen style of writing and in the course of the book you’ll see more creativity and imagination mixed in the text. What I liked most about this book was that it used the society of that time the same way as it worked and just added a slight adaptation to the zombie problem (for instance, Mrs. Bennet still desires hardly to get all her daughters married and marriage still has the same importance). The language gets more bold here than in the original book (check what Lizzy and Mr. Darcy say about musket balls) and the way things ended in the book was very cute and the way Lizzy and Mr. Darcy’s aunt confront each other is very awesome and it was a great idea.

What I don’t like most in this book is that you notice that is a fan wrting about a book he likes, so you can see which characters he liked or not. I don’t like the way Mr.Bennet acts in here, neither the fate Mr. and Mrs. Collins have. And I prefer the excuse Mr. Darcy gave on the original Pride and Prejudice to why he separated Jane and Mr. Bingley. But anyway, I enjoyed this book and the time I spen reading it!

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