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Finally, The Unexpurgated Version,
This review is from: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! (Paperback)
I was an English major in college when I encountered Pride and Prejudice for the first time. I loved it--after a semester of Lord Jim and Heart of Darkness, it was nice to be reading a romance novel for a change.
But in the end I was unsatisfied. There were so many questions left unanswered: What could conceivably induce Chrlotte Lucas to marry the intolerable Mr. Collins? What were those soldiers even doing in that part of England when, at the time Austen was writing the book, she would have supposed them in Brussels, fighting Napoleon? How could Mr. Bingley's balls exact such excitement from an entire community? Now I have the answer: (Spoiler Alert) Zombies.
With the addition of Zombies, everything in Pride and Prejudice falls into place. Miss Lucas's marriage, Lady Catharine's widely held respect, even Elizabeth's remarkable self control and discipline makes more sense now that I know of her training in the orient.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies shows that occasionally due an excessive concern for popular sentiment or commerical appeal, an editor may be a trifle too liberal with the red pen. When I think of the generations who have been deprived of this edition, my only comfort is knowing that, with Miss Austen listed as primary author, librarians will now be shelving Pride and Prejudice and Zombies alongside the original redacted version.
Now that the Zombie barrier has been breached, I look forward to reading Of Mice and Men and Zombies, Being and Nothingness and Zombies, Crime and Punishment and Zombies, and War and Peace and Zombies, which, with the reinsertion of the Zombie scenes, will finally be a substantial read.
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Initial post: Apr 25, 2009 7:00:55 PM PDT
Shashank Singh says:
great review, very funny I might actually read this book now!
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 28, 2009 3:03:20 PM PDT
Kara L. Laughlin says:
Thanks. If you liked the review, I bet you'll like the book.
Posted on May 22, 2009 5:53:23 PM PDT
Katherine "Kat" Rowe says:
"War and Peace and Zombies"? You mean the original wasn't long enough?
Not a huge zombie fan, but have had a soft spot for "Pride and Prejudice" since I was 12 (only romance novel I've ever been able to tolerate) and this review made me hit the "add to shopping cart" button. I can not WAIT to get my copy! *glees quietly*
In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2009 1:26:52 PM PDT
Kara L. Laughlin says:
Thanks for your nice comment. Come back and tell me what you think.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2009 9:36:53 AM PDT
notes of jubilee says:
With a review as humorous as this, maybe YOU should write War and Peace and Zombies.
Posted on Nov 1, 2011 11:22:19 AM PDT
Anmei Su says:
This review may even be better than the book
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