This book was not nearly as bad as I feared it would be, nor was it nearly as good as I hoped it could be, but it did leaving me pondering the age-old question, “Why didn’t I think of doing something like this first????”
All in all, a decent read.
I laughed out loud a few times. Not huge, snorting chortles. No diet Dr. Pepper out the nose. But audible, amused chuckles.
I actually found some aspects of this version superior to the original. For instance, Charlotte Lucas’ reason for marrying Mr. Collins? Much more sensible. I mean, of course I understand the historical context and societal pressures which would have made the original motives logical for her time; but really? Who wouldn’t rather starve to death face down in a muddy street while being trampled by horses than marry Mr. Collins? So, from that perspective, today’s reader will find herself, I believe, much more sympathetic and in harmony with Charlotte’s decision.
Then there is the issue of Mr. Wickham. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies provides a much more satisfying resolution to that whole affair as well.
I would totally pay to see the movie version of this book, especially if they could get Keira Knightley to come back as Elizabeth Bennett, and they had some of those Monty Python chaps involved in the production, direction, screenwriting, etc. They could really do a bang up job with this.
Speaking of bang up, I shall never think of balls at Netherfield in quite the same way again.
Oh, and if you read it? Make sure you also read the discussion questions at the end.
And George, if you’re out there, Tewt the Newt says hello.