New Meetup: October Book Discussion - Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

From: Duncan
Sent on: Sunday, October 10, 2010 10:59 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Metro DC Book Meetup Club!

What: October Book Discussion - Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

When: Wednesday, October 27,[masked]:30 PM

Where: Elephant & Castle
1201 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202)[masked]

Announcing a new Meetup for Metro DC Book Meetup Club!

For October we decided that all nominees for our discussion would be in the spirit of Halloween. The poll has closed and our October Selection is Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-SmithEnjoy the book!


What: October Discussion - Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
When: Wednesday, October 27, [masked]:30 PM

Where: Elephant & Castle
1201 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202)[masked]

From Booklist
This may be the most wacky by-product of the busy Jane Austen fan-fiction industry?at least among the spin-offs and pastiches that have made it into print. In what?s described as an ?expanded edition? of Pride and Prejudice, 85 percent of the original text has been preserved but fused with ?ultraviolent zombie mayhem.? For more than 50 years, we learn, England has been overrun by zombies, prompting people like the Bennets to send their daughters away to China for training in the art of deadly combat, and prompting others, like Lady Catherine de Bourgh, to employ armies of ninjas. Added to the familiar plot turns that bring Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy together is the fact that both are highly skilled killers, gleefully slaying zombies on the way to their happy ending. Is nothing sacred? Well, no, and mash-ups using literary classics that are freely available on the Web may become a whole new genre. What?s next? Wuthering Heights and Werewolves? --Mary Ellen Quinn

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