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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

I was listening to NPR Sunday and they were making a joke about a book called Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and I thought it sounded hillarious.  I didn't think it was real though until I looked it up today and it's supposed to be released in April.  I can't decided if I'm going to read it or not.

 

It got me thinking though what other classis books could be redone this way to include our favorite monsters?  Could we somehow put vampires into  A Tale of Two Cities or shapeshifters into David Copperfield?

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fforgnayr wrote:

I was listening to NPR Sunday and they were making a joke about a book called Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and I thought it sounded hillarious.  I didn't think it was real though until I looked it up today and it's supposed to be released in April.  I can't decided if I'm going to read it or not.

 

It got me thinking though what other classis books could be redone this way to include our favorite monsters?  Could we somehow put vampires into  A Tale of Two Cities or shapeshifters into David Copperfield?


Not sure whether it's funny or I'm just too wierd now, but  A tale of two Cities using Vampires just poped into my head with half a plot line.

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I am getting this book! I'll let you know about the quality asap once I get my hands on it. (Great cover, by the way!)

Paul 

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Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

If this book is halfway decent, let's make it a feature for May! That would be something completely unusual – and totally cool because it's revisiting a lit classic. What do you guys think?

Paul 

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Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Why not?

 

I liked How to Survive a Horror Movie, so hopefully this will be as good.

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Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

I'm game. It would be intersting at the least.

paulgoatallen wrote:

If this book is halfway decent, let's make it a feature for May! That would be something completely unusual – and totally cool because it's revisiting a lit classic. What do you guys think?

Paul 


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Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Share, Share, Share!

TiggerBear wrote:

fforgnayr wrote:

I was listening to NPR Sunday and they were making a joke about a book called Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and I thought it sounded hillarious.  I didn't think it was real though until I looked it up today and it's supposed to be released in April.  I can't decided if I'm going to read it or not.

 

It got me thinking though what other classis books could be redone this way to include our favorite monsters?  Could we somehow put vampires into  A Tale of Two Cities or shapeshifters into David Copperfield?


Not sure whether it's funny or I'm just too wierd now, but  A tale of two Cities using Vampires just poped into my head with half a plot line.


 

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Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies


paulgoatallen wrote:

If this book is halfway decent, let's make it a feature for May! That would be something completely unusual – and totally cool because it's revisiting a lit classic. What do you guys think?

Paul 


 

I agree -- if done well, this could be hilarious. Let us know what you think, Paul, and if you like it, I'm game. :smileyhappy:

 

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Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Am I the only person who thinks Wuthering Heights would be improved by adding werewolves?
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KatRichardson wrote:
Am I the only person who thinks Wuthering Heights would be improved by adding werewolves?

Not at all, Kat -- I'm with you on this one.  :smileyhappy:

 

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Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies


KatRichardson wrote:
Am I the only person who thinks Wuthering Heights would be improved by adding werewolves?

WUTHERING BITES.

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KatRichardson wrote:
Am I the only person who thinks Wuthering Heights would be improved by adding werewolves?

Yep or a Banshee.

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paulgoatallen wrote:

KatRichardson wrote:
Am I the only person who thinks Wuthering Heights would be improved by adding werewolves?

WUTHERING BITES.


Yeah -- I love Jane Eyre, and even The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, but not WH...

 

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Chomp wrote:

Yeah -- I love Jane Eyre, and even The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, but not WH...

 


Carol:

Jane Eyre + werewolves = Jane Hair 

 

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Oooh....Banshees are my favorites.

 

I was thinking about this earlier today and I think that Little Women could do with a few doppelgangers.

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TiggerBear wrote:

KatRichardson wrote:
Am I the only person who thinks Wuthering Heights would be improved by adding werewolves?

Yep or a Banshee.


Wouldn't that be gratuitous  It already has Cathy.  (snark, snark)

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Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies


KatRichardson wrote:

TiggerBear wrote:

KatRichardson wrote:
Am I the only person who thinks Wuthering Heights would be improved by adding werewolves?

Yep or a Banshee.


Wouldn't that be gratuitous  It already has Cathy.  (snark, snark)


Ooo that bad, terrible. (chuckle)

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Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

OMG!....LOL :smileyvery-happy: i just clicked on the link, that cover is hillarious.... definetely gets you interested, let's see what Paul has to say.

 

One of my favorite books is The Great Gatsby, how about The Great Catsby, he's a were-tigger or something...

 

Tom Slayer, instead of Tom Sawyer.... Gosh this can go on and on...

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Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Okay friends, it's a go. I just got off the phone with the Quirk Books publicist and, after hearing what she had to say about the book, it's seems like a perfect fit here. So.....it's going to be one of our features in May and I'm trying to get the author, Seth Grahame-Smith to stop by and chat. As I just posted on another thread, Seth is the genius behind the cult classics How to Survive a Horror Movie and The Big Book of Porn. This is going to be great!

Paul 

 

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Hip-Hip Hooray! (no idea if is spelled that right)

 

I'm just glad that I can finally say good things do happen from listening to Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me on NPR. :smileywink:

paulgoatallen wrote:

Okay friends, it's a go. I just got off the phone with the Quirk Books publicist and, after hearing what she had to say about the book, it's seems like a perfect fit here. So.....it's going to be one of our features in May and I'm trying to get the author, Seth Grahame-Smith to stop by and chat. As I just posted on another thread, Seth is the genius behind the cult classics How to Survive a Horror Movie and The Big Book of Porn. This is going to be great!

Paul 

 

 


 

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