Now at #13 on the Amazon.com bestseller list, the classic Jane Austen novel seems to be making a comeback. Its new title is: “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance – Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem!”
From the readers’ discussion guide, courtesy the NY Times article:
“Some scholars believe that the zombies were a last-minute addition to the novel, requested by the publisher in a shameless attempt to boost sales. Others argue that the hordes of living dead are integral to Jane Austen’s plot and social commentary. What do you think?”
Well, I think that this is probably the best thing to happen to the publishing industry since the Ugly Duckling Presse. I am particularly excited for “The Odyssey: The Classic Homeric Epic – Now with Fucking Zombies!”
Buy it here.