What more needs to be said about Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a novel that describes itself as “an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem?”
Well, okay, one of its co-authors will be signing the novel tonight at Book Soup. Yeah, I guess that needs to be said.
Co-written by Jane Austen, the very dead author of Sense and Sensibility and Mansfield Park, and Seth Grahame-Smith, the not-yet-dead author of The Big Book of Porn: A Penetrating Look at the World of Dirty Movies and Pardon My President: Ready-to-Mail Apologies for 8 Years of George W. Bush, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies takes the beloved 19th century snoozefest and supersizes the drama by having Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy battle a bloodthirsty army of the undead.
Looking for a cheap thrill, Snagglepuss? You can read the first three chapters complimentarily. Sans mullah. Gratis. For free, even!
But for Pete’s sake, go out and buy a copy or two. These days, supporting real literatoor is more important than ever.