Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Waiting on Wednesday (5) Revisited
I know this is unusual but I've just seen a book in Shelf Awareness that I had to share: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith. It'll be published by Quirk Books in April and rumor is that Hollywood is interested in obtaining movie rights.
The Times noted that Grahame-Smith, a TV comedy writer, and his Quirk editor "developed a diagram tracing connections between seminal period novels to cult movie genres, including robots, vampires and aliens." The co-author told the paper that "it quickly became obvious that Jane [Austen] had laid down the blueprint for a zombie novel. Why else in the original should a regiment arrive on Lizzie Bennet's doorstep when they should have been off fighting Napoleon? It was to protect the family from an invasion of brain-eaters, obviously."
It seems that zombies are the new vampires. And I can't wait.