Monday, February 09, 2009
More braaaaaiiiiiins, Mr. Darcy?
If you're like me, you often finish a novel and think to yourself, "Well, that was good. But it would have been so much better with zombies."
Fortunately, Seth Grahame-Smith has teamed up with Jane Austen on a rewrite of her disappointingly zombie-free novel Pride and Prejudice, now retitled Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
The book description, per Amazon: ""Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" features the original text of Jane Austen's beloved novel with all-new scenes of bone crunching zombie action."
Words cannot express how much I am looking forward to this.
This whole concept opens whole new vistas. I eagerly await a zombified version of Gone With the Wind in which Scarlett O'Hara eats Rhett Butler's brain. Or a version of Great Expectations in which Miss Havisham gets her revenge in ways more physical than in Dickens' overly genteel version.
In comments, please let me know what novel you'd improve with zombies, and, if you'd like to, why.
(Hat tip: P&P&Z was mentioned in last weekend's episode of NPR's Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me.)
UPDATE: A word from the publisher:
Video via Areas of My Expertise.
And a programming note: Posting will be light for the foreseeable future.