Friday, April 24, 2009

So, there's a book called Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Yeah, you read that right. I did not make that up. Apparently someone thought that the one thing missing from the Jane Austin collection was putting dead people with no souls in there. It is now complete. Of course I had to check this book out online to make sure this author wasn't expecting people to take their book too seriously. I was sadly mistaken. I came across this review from a Hokie4VT who said:

"My main problem was all the ridiculous nonsense about ninjas and dojos. I mean, come on. It is certainly believable that the sisters would have learned different fighting arts but traveling to the "Orient" and studying with martial arts masters? I doubt very seriously if they could have afforded to travel to China and it would have been much more realistic to have focused on European fighting methods. [ . . . ]I couldn't get over the scene where Elizabeth kills three of Lady Catherine's ninjas and then eats part of one of their hearts. "

Apparently this reader found the book too far out there because the fighting arts originate from China. Really?!? That's the only thing keeping this from being realistic? Wow. WOW.

1 comment:

peachytiffers said...

I was totally searching for a book on either the best sellers or most searched and that book was one of the first listed. I could not believe my eyes!! It said it was written by Jane Austen and someone else, and I was like, "Really?! Seriously?!" So funny you bring it up. Aparently people are interested, weirdos, or maybe they're zombies!