Zombies Maul Classic Text

This is real people. This is not a drill. Pride and Prejucide and Zombies drops in April and the world of classic literature may never be the same. OK – it probably won’t change that much, but what a great idea!

I think I have mentioned before that the fun part of my job is trolling the publishing world for interesting books to add to our collection. Consider this one added. A brief snippet from my conversation with my lovely wife when I first learned this was an actual title:

Me: “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – sweet! I’m totally buying that for the library”
Rainey: “That sounds stupid, who’s going to check that out?”
Me: “Oh – it’ll circulate.”

And indeed it will circulate – an opinion backed up by each and every colleague I’ve shared this with today. In fact, as of this afternoon it’s #86 on Amazon’s list of best selling books. Apparently there are already talks about adapting this adaptation to the big screen. Quick someone call George Romero!

For more fabulous zombie fun you can check out this brief news article/interview about the upcoming book, or head on over to the author’s Amazon.com blog. Happy hunting.

2 Responses to “Zombies Maul Classic Text”

  1. Katie Says:

    oooh! that looks like it would keep the commute interesting…or…terrifying. hopefully i won’t be reading it during a commute like the one i had last night, when the t completely stopped underground, all the lights went out, and a fellow passenger announced, “hey! this is how horror movies start!” ack…but seriously, i would check that book out. hopefully my local library will be as awesome as the one you work at!

  2. Walter Says:

    OK Rainey, I’m deeply and personally offended. You’ve known me for what, 10 years now, and you have to wonder who might see the value in such schlock as Jane Austen being ripped apart by zombies? I mean, just look at that cover… Of course someone’s going to check that out! Not me, mind you, my reading habits tend to higher echelons, but if that thing were a Troma movie, I’d be all over it!

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