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Content Review: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

Review by Janeth
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Intended Audience:  YA

Age of main character: 20 years old

 "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains." So begins PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton - and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she's soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers - and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead. Can she vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you'd actually want to read.

 

Sexual Content:

Mild


Language:

None

 

Violence:

Extreme

 

Other Notables:

-There is a reference to pleasing Buddha with their actions. 

-Elizabeth Bennet expresses the opinion that God has abandoned them because of the evil of people.

 

Was it any good?

I did not enjoy it. Perhaps because I like the original so much, I couldn't even enjoy this on a silly level. The whole zombie thing ruined it for me. I would not recommend it. If you like the story, read the original. If you want something funny and silly, read something completely different.   I finished it but wouldn't pick it up again and wouldn't recommend it.

 

Rating:

4 out of 10


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Paperback: 320 pages

Publisher: Quirk Books; Later Printing edition (April 4, 2009)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1594743347

ISBN-13: 978-1594743344