12.14.2009

Pride and Prejudice & Zombies the Prequel!
Dawn of the Dreadfuls
by Jane Austen and Steve Hockensmith


In this terrifying and hilarious prequel, we witness the genesis of the zombie plague in early-nineteenth century England. We watch Elizabeth Bennet evolve from a naïve young teenager into a savage slayer of the undead. We laugh as she begins her first clumsy training with nunchucks and katana swords and cry when her first blush with romance goes tragically awry. Written by acclaimed novelist (and Edgar Award nominee) Steve Hockensmith, Dawn of the Dreadfuls invites Austen fans to step back into Regency England, Land of the Undead!

Alright "gentle" reader, I ask you, what good is a Pride and Prejudice novel without Darcy? I hope there is a glimpse of a pimple-prone teenage snob in there somewhere, otherwise it will be as if this is pure macaroni without it's cheese! What say you? And when have we reached the overkill stage of this trend? When Romeo and Juliet come back as zombies to wreck havock and vengence on Verona? Would that be a bad thing...

2 comments:

celi.a said...

This. Looks. Awesome.

But I'd rather they did more mash-ups with other classics. Say...Tale of Two Cities. Or something. I will read it, though...

perla said...

I am starting to like the whole undead Romeo and Juliet, just pick up where the original left off you know. Or how about Crime and Punishment where Raskolnikov's conscience isn't the only thing haunting him, but his victims are too! Could he have showed up to kill the pawn broker only to find her a flesh hungry zombie? Could that "murder" have been the first blow struck in a zombie apocalypse?