Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith (Book Review)

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, #1)

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Bookshelves: mashup, spoof, satire, cult-classic, classic, horror

Note to men: Don’t be a Mr. Collins. Be a Mr. Darcy.

I was inspired to pick this up after I surprised myself by enjoying World War Z.

It is a riot.

You might get more of the jokes if you’ve already read the original P&P, but it’s probably not necessary. Perhaps 90% of this book is Austen’s original work (and she is given top billing as co-author), with the zombie bits worked in. It’s kinda brilliant, really. The warrior woman aspect adds a whole new kick. If you haven’t read the original this is a fun alternative, and you still get to meet the romantic hero who actually respects a woman’s autonomy by knowing how to take no for an answer. ~swoon~

Please note that I will not be watching the movie because THERE IS NO MR. DARCY EXCEPT COLIN FIRTH, but I can understand why you might want to. The visual is awesome.

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I think I’m zombie’d out, though.

Let’s be friends on Goodreads!

Aging Out (Jane Doe Flash Fiction)

“You need to hustle. You can only stay in this program for two more weeks,” the placement advisor says.

Jane’s stomach plummets; her veins ice over. Fear. Cut loose. Again.

“Why?”

Shrug. “It’s the rule. If you’re still here after three months, we make way for others who are actively looking.”

Jane bristles. “I am active. I’m here at least twice a week. I’m applying, interviewing. I want a job. I need a job.” Tears press.

Eyes drop. Silence.

“Just wait,” Jane says, “until you’re fifty, with all the skills and triple the experience, and nobody wants you anymore.”

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Photo: geralt/Pixabay

Every week at the Ranch, Charli Mills hosts the Rough Writers and Friends flash fiction challenge. This week’s prompt: ” In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about growing older. It can be humorous, dark or poignant. It can be true or total fiction. It can be fine wine or an old fossil. Go where the prompt leads!”