Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a classic(?) retelling of one of the most famous books in the world.
According to the back of the book Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, “transforms a masterpiece of world literature and turns it into something you’d actually want to read.”
In this book published by Quirk productions, Seth Grahame-Smith takes the classic novel and adds select passages to change the peaceful world of Jane Austen into a zombie-ridden thriller.
With all the zombies added you might think that the book would be a lot different than the original version. However, this is not the case. Aside from a few minor changes, all of the main events of the classic story are left intact.
What this means to me is that students who have never read Pride and Prejudice could easily read this version instead and still pass a test on the original. However, it also means that people familiar with the original story will be a little bored as was the case with me.
I enjoyed the initial idea of the story, but by the end of the book was glad that it was over.
In the end, Zombie killing can get just as tedious as any other 19th century event.