Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Dawn of the Dreadfuls
Somehow this title seems very appropriate this morning.
I've had the recent pleasure, and I do mean pleasure, of reading an advanced review copy of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls. A prequel to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies this book is equally as funny and charming. Steve Hockensmith does a wonderful job of taking Jane Austin's characters out of Pride and Prejudice and imagining what they might have been like prior. At times I found the description of the characters to be missing the subtly of Jane's doing, I still found most characters held true to their selves. A few were altered with the understanding that this is how they came to be the reserved, excitable, proud individuals we have known them as. I loved the new characters he introduced and I was appropriately disgusted and laughing with each one.
Quirk classics, the publisher, is holding a competition for you the blog reader. Go to their site and tell them where you read the review and you will be eligible to win prizes.
Do pick this book up and have a read.