Friday, April 10, 2009

I Have a Warm Spot For Zombies: They Have Their Own Category On My Blog

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains."

So begins the newest book I have to have.

Every once in a while a book comes along that you have to read, at first glance,just for the title. I am a fan of Christopher Moore.(You Suck, a Love Story) I love Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.(Good Omens) Douglas Adams is wonderful.(So Long And Thanks For All the Fish). Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell is one of my absolute favorite books (think: a cross between Jane Austen and Harry Potter). I like my fiction silly, intelligent, insightful and tongue-in-cheek. So when my daughter told me about this book, I laughed out loud.

I am a fan of Jane Austen and her writing style. Pride, Prejudice and Zombies melds Jane Austen and Shaun of the Dead into a piece of literature featuring class snobbery and... zombie attacks. They had me at zombies.

No matter how good or bad this book may be...the concept is Pure Genius Man, I wish I'd thought of it.

T, who is sure they are already fighting over the movie rights

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