Monday, February 9, 2009

This falls under the heading of: "I can't MAKE this stuff up!!"....

. I heard this on the radio – I, of course had to check it out. It seems that Jane Austen’s masterwork “Pride and Prejudice” read (or in my case slogged through) by millions of students as required reading is no longer good enough. How could you improve on the classic love story of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet? Well, by the introduction of zombies of course!!!

“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” features the original text of Jane Austen's beloved novel with all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie action. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton—and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she's soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers—and even more violent sparring on the battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead. Complete with 20 illustrations in the style of C. E. Brock (the original illustrator of Pride and Prejudice), this insanely funny expanded edition will introduce Jane Austen's classic novel to new legions of fans.

I can’t improve on this – really – I am just upset that I didn’t think of it first.

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