So we made you sweat it out a bit before revealing second OBS Book Club for June. Well here it is…Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a mash-up of Jane Austen’s classic tale. Written by Seth Grahame-Smith, who added ninja and zombie elements for a truly fun read. Set in the Regency-era England in an alternative universe where zombies roam the English countryside.
So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. 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 blood-soaked battlefield. Can Elizabeth vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you’d actually want to listen to.
This will be an exciting month! Don’t forget to dig out your copy and be a part of the Chapter Breakdowns and discussions in June!
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies will be coming to a theater near year in the year 2013 and the follow-up to the first novel is titled Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadful.