This post is sort of a book review, but not really. Because I am no good at trying to review anything in any meaningful way. Still, this book deserves a mention. Here...see for yourself:
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: the classic Regency romance -- now with ultraviolent zombie mayhem By Seth Grahame-Smith
If you saw this book on a shelf wouldn't you have to have it? I sure did. From the second I saw we'd ordered it, I was just waiting to get my hands on it. I got it, I took it home, I eagerly began...then my enthusiasm waned. Okay...I understood that it would parody Austen and that Regency sort of writing. But I thought there would be more ultraviolent zombie mayhem! I think the whole Austen parody would have been amusing for..oh, the length of a witty essay in a literary magazine. But it just went on and on and I got bored to tell you the truth. Mentions of the changes round town and in what was expected of proper young ladies now that zombies had appeared were funny. But there just wasn't enough of that going on. Honestly, I decided not to even finish the book. I know Pride and Prejudice ends and I could see how this was going to be going along for a couple hundred pages and I just thought, "What's the point?" And I rarely quit a book. I was just that filled with ennui.
If you like zombies, and come on, who doesn't, let me recommend a couple of other books that you might want to try. They are much sillier and contain much more zombie goodness in every bite. I mean page. Please try...
The Stupidest Angel: a heartwarming tale of Christmas terror By Christopher Moore
Breathers: a zombie's lament By S.G. Browne
I give these ones two snaps and a twist! All you zombies show your faces. Do you have a favorite zombie book? How about some other favorite book? Do tell. Happy Reading!