Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Book Review


by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

ISBN: 9781594743344
No. of Pages: 320
Published Date: 06.01.2009

What word comes to mind after reading Pride an Prejudice and Zombies?

‘Hoot’ will suffice.

What a concept!  Due to my devotion to the classic,  I was a little concerned about reading this but am very glad I did.  More than once, I laughed out loud at the ridiculous notion of the prim and proper Bennett women vanquishing undead beasties.

Life for the Bennett family is plagued by the same challenges as any other family in the Hertfordshire district.  Maintaining a good standing in society, seeking out fair prospects for children of marriageable age and ridding the country of  zombies.  The unmentionable scourge of Satan are running rampant all over England.

Mr Bennett, to keep his family safe, has had his daughters trained in the Orient by a master of the deadly arts.    In the course of their lives, they encounter eligible but not always deserving young men.   Forming attachments, however, is not a simple thing when deceived by meddling family, men with malicious intent and constant attacks from the undead.

Despite their considerable skills in the deadly arts, the Bennett women are just the same as in Austen’s classic. Elizabeth, reasonable, Jane, resigned, Mary, zealotical, Kitty, easily lead, Lydia, unruly.  The characters were so familiar in fact, that I often imagined I was reading the classic only to be shocked when “…Elizabeth lifted her skirt, disregarding modesty, and delivered a swift kick to the creature’s head…” (Austen, Grahame-Smith, 2009, p.28).

I loved this book and I am certain I will be reading it again and again like the true fanatical Austen fan I am.

Here is a link to a great Pride and Prejudice and Zombie Giveaway

Posted on 28 July '09 by , under Historical Fiction, Jane Austen & Austen Inspired, Paranormal Fantasy, Reviews, SciFi/Fantasy.

3 Comments to “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Book Review”

#1 Posted by Celia (06.08.09 at 10:12 )

Ah, I laughed my way through this one, too. Glad you were able to appreciate the humor and ridiculousness of it all.

#2 Posted by Heather (07.08.09 at 12:48 )

Glad you finished it! And glad you liked it!!! It is a hoot!

#3 Posted by shannon (08.08.09 at 13:17 )

This is on my challenge list, too! Glad to hear you enjoyed it!