Thursday, April 16, 2009

Add Zombies

I'm not sure I understand why.

I also don't understand why I am intrigued by the idea. But I am. Maybe it's the simplicity of the title, which doesn't purport that zombies are somehow implicated in the story but just adds them. Obviously, I can't answer the big question posed by NY Times -- I don't know what exactly zombies add to the plot. Exercise? A dash of female agency as Elizabeth Bennet gets to run around with a dagger rather than sit in a parlor with her mother and sisters?

Or not.

I found an excerpt and illustration (there are illustrations! the book is scoring points with me) here. Any thoughts?

3 comments:

fleuve-souterrain said...

ha ha, serves the cause of some pride!

Misiula said...

I just read that there's a comic book as well. Fan fiction/adaptation never ends. At least not for Austen.

Kim said...

Looks like fun! Zombies make everything more fun!

I must admit I have never read a Jane Austen novel all the way through though, yes I may be a terrible person for not reading some of the supposed classics out there :p I also don't think I have successfully completed a Dickens novel either. hmm...feels strange realising such things considering I do like to read a lot.