Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Through a rather odd series of events, someone thought that we’d like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

I can’t honestly say I enjoyed Jane Austen’s original. It was one of those books that I read because it’s a classic, and everyone should read it. Much like War and Peace, and Anna Karenina, both of which I slogged through, and finished, although it was mostly work.

Well, I think that I may have discovered a way to enjoy Jane Austen, although I seriously question whether it would make any sense to anyone who hadn’t read the original. I *might* even consider reading some of the others.

The books were clearly written by taking a copy of the original, and going through it replacing various boring sections with zombie attacks and discussions of the Bennet sisters’ skills with the oriental arts of killing. While there are indeed many hundreds of boring parts, there are also lengthy parts that are left almost untouched, with the occasional mention of trips to China, training with zen masters, and Japanese food.

In all, very odd.

It was very hard to get into, but once I caught the cadence, it was a quick read, and mostly enjoyable if you can put aside the fact that it’s exceedingly silly.

Recommended. A little. If you like that sort of thing.