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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls Paperback – Mar 1 2010
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“It’s a romp of a book.”—McClatchy Newspapers
“Mixing taught horror-movie action with neo-Austen meditation on identity, society, and romance, this happy sacrilege is sure to please fans of Grahame-Smith's original mash-up.”—Publishers Weekly
“This is a must-read for the growing legion of alternate-Austen fans.”—Booklist
“Zombie-centric plot required to measure up to standards of both Austen and horror fans—no easy task. Now a NYT Best Seller, the book seems to have struck a chord with both.”—Techland
About the Author
Steve Hockensmith is an award-winning novelist and reporter. His debut mystery, Holmes on the Range, was a finalist for the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony awards. Critics have hailed the novel and its sequels as “hilarious” (Entertainment Weekly), “dazzling” (The Boston Globe), “clever” (The New York Times), “uproarious” (Publisher’s Weekly), “wonderfully entertaining” (Booklist), and “quirky and original” (The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). He lives in Alameda, California, with his wife and two children.
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Of the new characters, I enjoyed Dr Keckilpenny (really, with a name like that, what's not to enjoy?) the most. First, because no one seems to get his name right (except for Lizzy), and second because he just seemed to be so friendly and so likable. Lord Lumpley played your average greaseball with a secret ' I especially enjoyed how he tried his advances on Jane, but to no avail. Then you get one of the most interesting characters I have ever seen, and that is Captain Cannon who uses four of his soldiers as arms and limbs (you have just to read it to get a good laugh). The moment I started reading about his arms and limbs made me laugh, but it made the book much more enjoyable with these kinds of new, strange yet quirky characters.Read more ›
What would I have wanted to know before purchasing this product? It's hilarious, it's not overly long, it's original, and there are multiple scenes not for the squeamish.
Very well done!
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This book was AWESOME! Or at least I thought it was awesome. I should point out that I never did read the original Pride and Prejudice, but I thought the re-working of the... Read morePublished on Oct. 30 2010 by NorthVan Dave
Purchased this book as a gift. Great qulaity and just what I asked for.Published on Aug. 26 2010 by judith