Sunday, December 27, 2009

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

. Sunday, December 27, 2009

I'm not generally a zombie fan. Having had a baby sitter that enjoyed watching the Creature Feature on TV, and one evening of The Night of the Living Dead, had me fearing Zombies for a good 10 years. I couldn't dare having a bit of me sticking out from my blankets at night, even though I have no idea where I got the idea that Zombies couldn't get past blankets.

During my teen years, when the sequels for Night of the Living Dead started coming out, I did over come my Zombie fears and even enjoyed a good Zombie movie, however as I aged, I guess I outgrew Zombies...... until now.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was such a fun book. I enjoy Jane Austin's humor in the first place as she gently tells stories of all kinds of trouble that can come from the Victorian manners of her time. But when you add in the contrast of the Zombies, it was just too fun!

Imagine Mr. Darcy suggesting he take care of the zombies who broke into Mr. Bingley's ball and killed the servants who were preparing the desserts, and Elizabeth getting offended that he is insulting her warrior skills, when Mr. Darcy, in his proud way, advising her that he was merely considering her gown and that she may not want to go back to the ball with it soiled. Ha Ha I loved it.

I listened to it on audio, while doing my chores, and I have to say I loved the audio because the person who read it was good and her British accent was like the cherry on top. However, it did cause me to miss, what I understand, are some interesting illustrations in the book, so I'll have to go look at them the next time I'm in Barnes and Noble.


Anonymous said...

That is an interesting picture!
Happiest of New Years to you :)