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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Jane Austin + Zombies

It is an unlikely mashup, but "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" is working for Quirk Books, which is more known for non-fiction titles. If having five daughters that need marrying off were not enough travail, the Bennet family must also fend off a zombie hoard. Not surprisingly, Quirk Books has had an influx of similar mashup proposals.

In this BBC online interview, author of the novel Seth Grahame-Smith told what reaction he received from the literary establishment:

I was expecting to be burned in effigy to be honest. So far the reaction has been mostly positive.

Most people have a great sense of humour about it, particularly the 'Jane-ites', who must prefer this to the 60th or 70th Mr Darcy's private thoughts collection that seems to come out every year.

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