It’s that time again! Yep it’s time that we spill all about what we’re thinking of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith. So let’s get started…
I have to be honest… I’ve never actually read Pride and Prejudice. Of course I know the story of Elizabeth and Mr Darcy, and I have watched a movie of Pride and Prejudice, but of course I know it isn’t the same as actually reading Jane Austen’s classic! I have always wanted to read Pride and Prejudice, but I have to admit that period classics aren’t really my thing and I tend to get lost in the speech at times. But surprisingly I am loving Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
When we first decided to include this book into our Book Club, I wasn’t particularly looking forward to reading this one, especially as I’m not one for Zombies. But funnily enough I am loving the book so far. I particularly love the inclusion of the illustrations for most of the zombie fight scenes. I feel like they really add something extra to the book and make the whole story of zombies in the story of Pride and Prejudice so much more believable. I also love the fact that all of the Bennet sisters seem to have so much more independence, they are strong women who are skilled in the art of survival and can quite literally protect themselves from anyone and anything. I find it so refreshing to read a book that is set in the 18th century that has a huge range of independent women.
I am thoroughly enjoying reading this book so far, and even though I am familiar with the story of Pride and Prejudice I am really looking forward to discovering what new surprises are in store for the much loved characters.
I haven’t read Pride & Prejudice either! Period drama type things are not my thing at all but the zombies swayed this for me. I actually saw the film first while on one of my trips to the USA this year, I thought I’d be asleep within 5 minutes but I really enjoyed it (anything with zombies is a winner for me really!) so when we had the opportunity to add the book to the book club, I jumped at the chance.
I’m also reading the graphic novel alongside the book to see which I prefer (so far, the graphic novel wins out a bit, only because it helps depict the action more, I’m not sure if that’s because I’ve seen the movie first though so I have pictures in my head (I hope that makes sense!!)
Anyway, the book! The novel is really good, a fantastic adaptation, I love the humour and action throughout and the addition of the illustrations make the book really come to life. The Bennett sister are feisty independent women and totally headline the book. I’m only halfway through (as I’m reading the two at once) but I can’t wait to finish, and judging by what I’ve read so far, I’ll be re-reading this one!
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Sarah & Team Hurley