Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Seth Grahame-Smith)
29 July 2009
Robert Mynard (28 April 2011 04:28)
i couldn't not buy this book because of the title and loved the first few pages but the joke got old fast and in the end i couldn't finish it. i remember Spike Milligan did a similar thing with his rewrites of Wuthering Heights and The Bible but Seth Grahame-Smith is no Spike Milligan.
Jeff Rodger (28 October 2009 23:47)
Nice idea...terrible execution. Reminds me of those old "over dubbed" versions of action films from the eighties...
Graham MacDonald (30 July 2009 17:15)
4 stars for the title and opening chapter (and line about Mr Darcy's head), 3 stars for the idea and 2 stars for the execution. I never thought I'd read Pride and Prejudice and I actually enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would (even without the zombies). An interesting cross between a classic regency romance and some seriously trashy zombie/ninja fiction that has no doubt made Seth Grahame-Smith a massive amount of money.
Marc Reynolds (30 July 2009 09:29)
Not as clever as it thinks it is. But that said, I did laugh out loud at a couple of scenes. It only gets the third star from me for the novelty, and any further offerings would have to be at a much higher standard.
The Zombie sections seem to be rather hammered in to place with brute force, and i'm not sure the Ninja training really fits in the regency setting