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Book Review: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Book: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Authors: Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

Recommend: Maybe if you like zombies and actually enjoyed Pride and Prejudice (I don’t).

I admit it. While I like Jane Austen, I have never liked Pride and Prejudice. I’m just not a fan of Mr. Darcy! I have read the original book once and hated every minute of it. I avoided this book for quite some time but I really am a fan of good zombie stories. I picked this one up at the library and finally decided that it had to be read. Even zombies couldn’t save this story.

Seth Grahame-Smith did a very good job of adding zombies into this story for the most part. The only element I found to be a bit odd was the Oriental influence. Ninjas? Really??? People having dojos on their property and girls fighting and killing zombies in dresses was a bit too out of character for the time period. I think that he would have done better to keep the zombie killers as men and have the women be protected by them. It was too modern a notion for the setting of the book. It kept pulling me from the story, which I already don’t really like.

This book might be appealing to some but I would much rather read Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter any day to this bit of drivel.

Final Rating:

TRASH IT!!

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A fictional biography- twisted

The front and back cover

Book: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Author: Seth Grahame-Smith

Recommend? Yes if you like vamps and biographies- No if you are into fast paced books

This book was a very interesting read. I enjoy reading biographies when I’m in the mood and was pleasantly surprised that this book was written in a biographical style. I felt like I was reading a traditional Abraham Lincoln biography. Mr. Grahame-Smith seamlessly injects his vampire story line to the life of one of our most famous historical figures.

I was surprised by the very factual style of story telling. While it did add the benefit of remaining in the style, I couldn’t help but feel like it took away from the excitement. Some of the vampire kills could have been very interesting but they author was so rigid in his style that they were less interesting. It was one of the most unique vampire novels I have ever read and I loved the ending.

I will read more by this author but I don’t know that it will be right away due to the writing style. I do have Queen Victoria Demon Slayer but I think it may wait a while.

In the next few days I hope to add in not only reviews of things I am currently reading but to go through and review some of the many books I have read that have made a lasting impression (good and bad).

 

Final Rating:

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