Hey! You Got Your Zombie In My Jane Austen!

| February 13, 2009 | 2 Replies

510xxfxxxgl_sl160_Finally, an author has found a way to get me (and every other red-blooded male) to read Jane Austen! What’s the secret?

Zombies.

IT is a truth commercially acknowledged that Jane Austen’s high-spirited heroines can be recast as Hollywood brats or Bollywood sirens, wittily navigating the eternal perils of class, romance and unworthy men.

Few challenges, however, are as unusual as the latest foe facing Elizabeth Bennet of Pride and Prejudice – a plague of the undead sent to reduce the picturesque villages of Longbourn and Meryton to smouldering ruins.

The book is called Pride and Predjudice and Zombies and, word is, it’s already been optioned as a movie and perhaps as a television series (perhaps made by Joss Whedon).

Dan Collins is launching the The Pride & Prejudice & Zombies Challenge over at protein wisdom. He has a link to some quotes fromt he original novel and invites you to drop some zombified goodness in the comments. How can you resist?

Moe Lane has already guaranteed his attendance on opening night of the movie. I have to admit, it’s be hard for me to resist, too (and I go to maybe three movies a year!)

The book is cheap on preorder right now – less than eight bucks – which means it’s great to toss into your shipping cart if you need something to push you over the $25 mark to get free shipping. And, hey, if it’s a huge pile of suck, you’re only out eight bucks (or about 2/3 of your Obama Tax Cut).

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