A Frightful Book Review
'It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains'
Happy Halloween everyone!
Hope you've all had a frightful weekend.
Thought I would do something a bit different and write a mini book review. And, as some of you may have already worked out, there is a Halloween theme.
Pride and Prejudice and the Zombies
This book is pretty much what it says on the tin. The traditional Jane Austen story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy, just with zombies thrown into the mix.
What makes it so clever is that rather than rewriting the whole story, Steve Hockensmith uses the original text as a base, then simply inserts zombies references when needed.
If, like me, you know Pride & Prejudice word for word then you'll love the ingenuity of it.
It's funny, perfect for Halloween and definitely worth a read.
Dawn of the Dreadfuls
This is the prequel to Pride & Prejudice and the Zombies. It describes how zombies (or dreadfuls) came to terrorise Regency England.
I'm not going to lie, I didn't enjoy this one as much. The clever combination of Steve Hockensmith and Jane Austen's writing is lost in this book.
And though it is fun to read about how the Bennet sisters were trained to become zombie killing warriors, it feels slightly far fetched (even for a fantastical zombie story) and reading it straight after Pride & Prejudice and the Zombies, it falls a bit flat.
That said, it's still a good book. Great if you need a distraction from uni/school work.
Have a spook-tacular night. And if you're in Edinburgh keep an eye out for 3 blind mice!!