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I read _Mansfield Park and Mummies_ in one weekend, with howls of laughter, then re-read it with fewer giggles and more introspection.
Mash-ups like this are a tight-rope walk between satire of the original satire that Austen wrote, respect, and a balance between the original text and the new text.
Beyond all the juvenile let's-snicker-because-Ms.-Austen-said-'intercourse' folderol, this novel fails because too much was attempted here.
Please note: As always, if you are reading this review on a site that does not allow formatting, to see formatting, links, etc. please visit my blog, Now is Gone. Read morePublished 12 months ago by K. Sozaeva
This was a fun mash-up, though I imagine Austen purists would find it horrifying (and not in a good way).Published 19 months ago by Jacardie
When I mentioned the title of this book to my Aunt Liz, she was no less than horrified that modern authors were tweaking with classic literature. Read morePublished on October 25, 2010 by Christina Hamlett
What can I say about Mansfield Park and Mummies? It wasn't what I was expecting, but also thankfully so. Read morePublished on September 22, 2010 by Thomas
Mansfield Park and Mummies / 978-1-60-762047-1
I loved "Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters" and "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies", and I really wanted to love... Read more
Nazarian does a nice job integrating Egyptology, mummies and the occasional werewolf and vampire into "Mansfield Park," and making the original novel a bit more fun (it's not my... Read morePublished on February 6, 2010 by Catherine Lundoff
Nazarian has managed to capture the voice, style, and plot of a Jane Austen novel and married this to a plot that would have made a good Mummy movie prequel. Read morePublished on December 13, 2009 by Linda J. Dunn