Now, I’m the sort of girl who is equally happy sitting down with her knitting to watch Masterpiece Theatre on a lazy afternoon as I am to go out with the boys to watch My Bloody Valentine 3D. Sure, sometimes I mix things up a bit – y’know, maybe I’ll work on a little embroidery while I watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer, or I’ll play with Legos while I listen to the Wuthering Heights audiobook – but rarely do I see such an incredible melding of these two worlds as this new book by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith.
From the Chronicle Books website: “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies features the original text of Jane Austen’s beloved novel with all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie action. 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 as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead.”
The only disappointment is that I have to wait until April 15 to read it.