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Pride And Prejudice And Zombies...Book Review

Updated on September 3, 2015

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

More Book Rave Then Book Review

Being a firm fan of classic novels and having a love of zombie movies this book almost jumped off the shelf into my hands.

I am not even finished it yet and I have too have a rave. This book is not what i expected. Its better!

Having read this Jane Austen book as a teenager, I have had a long love affair with Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet, and I didn’t want that exploited by a cheap hack trying to have a giggle.

Seth Grahame-Smith is a skillful writer who has weaved his magic to combine his world almost seamlessly with that of Austen's, keeping beautifully in tune with the language and time of the original novel it is hard to tell where Jane finishes and Seth starts.

From the actual book
From the actual book


A mysterious plague is gripping England and the tiny village of Meryton, The dead are returning to life!

Having zombies on the roads and roaming the fields adds a new feel to a wonderful story with all the same class conscious gentry and social prejudices themes of the original, but now with a ball busting, zombie slaying Elizabeth Bennet.

The plot is basically the same, just transformed into something fresh and surprisingly gripping.

Still Raving

I cannot give this book enough thumbs up, so very well crafted, a wonderful comedy of manners, civilized banter, a zombie menace and of course love.

This is a book that will without a doubt attract new readers of this wonderful classic; especially as liongates entertainment is adapting the book for a movie(which was going to star Natalie Portman until she dropped out, but other actress such as Scarlet Johansson, Anne Hathaway and even Emma Stone have since been considered). Which will, as we have seen in the past boost even more interest in this bestseller.

(And being a fan of zombie movies I can’t wait!)

So if you’re looking for something a bit different to read, that is truly an enjoyable lighthearted experience then I cannot recommend this book enough. (It also made the Australian 50 books you can’t put down list )


From the actual book
From the actual book

Seth Grahame-Smith is also working with Tim Burton on another movie adaptation of his other best seller Abraham Lincoln, vampire hunter as well as working with the famous director on other projects.

Sounds all good to me


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      K.A.E Grove 7 years ago from Australia

      I think a zombie movie in this era, would be fantastic :)

      I am looking forward to hearing more about the movie, especially now that i am finished the book :)

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      Brenden 7 years ago from Australia

      Loving it - Bring it on I say being fond of the Jane Austen books made movie especially I think this would mix a blend of both the worlds I enjoy.

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      K.A.E Grove 7 years ago from Australia

      I do understand that view... and I have to admit I feel a bit like a traitor to my beloved Jane Austen for having enjoyed it so much!

      I was expecting to hate it and was very surprised when I didnt...

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      De Greek 7 years ago from UK

      I for one shall have to take your word for it, as the idea of someone using a great classic to line his pockets does not appeal to me :-)