Saturday, September 12, 2009

"Girls! Pentagram of Death!"

The current SF book club book is Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith. This is the book where, with slight additions, Jane Austen's masterpiece becomes a comedy of manners and an account of a long battle against the living dead. If you live in Dublin and want to join in the fun, the book club will meet next on the second Tuesday in October (the 13th) in the ILAC library. So get a copy of the book and get reading.

Initial investigation suggests that this book is beyond awesome. I find, oddly, that it very much calls to mind the dinner party scene in Carry On Up The Khyber, with its depiction of people keeping up appearances in the most desperate of circumstances.

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1 comment:

rener said...

Just finished this - my main complaint is that there wasn't nearly enough zombie action. As someone who's very familiar with the original, I felt a bit miffed at having to read so much stuff I'd read already.

That said, the fates of Charlotte and Wickham were roffletastic.