The sequel to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and the last in the trio. By Steve Hockensmith.
I received this advance review copy from Quirk Books two days ago. It comes out soon for everyone else to rock up to the shops and buy. And I really do suggest you do, as this was my absolute favourite of the three with plot twists, romances, intrigues, ninjas and, um, brains every second of the way. I predict big things for this book (especially considering the other two were NYTimes best sellers) and have been pretty excited for it!
Are you zombied to death yet? Because March of this year we can look forward to the release of the third instalment in the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies series. “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After” with a reportedly zombied-up Mr. Darcy on the front cover. Although, to be honest, I’m not 100 per cent sure what I’m looking at below.
It’s already available for pre-order and I am sorely tempted. RRPing at (US)$12.95 according to Amazon, it sounds like a bargain (particularly if Hockensmith can keep up the effort from Dawn of the Dreadfuls). The title is a nice little wordplay, and manages to give nothing away about the story itself (will it really be dreadfully? Somehow I think not.) which is refreshing.
by Steve Hockensmith
I read this Quirk books latest from cover to cover within three train trips. It blows Pride and Prejudice and Zombies straight out the water with its originality, characters and sense of action. “Originality?… in a Jane Austen rehash!” you say. Well this isn’t any usual sort of rehashing. Instead of inserting Ninjas and dojos carelessly into the plot, Hockensmith weaves them through a completely fresh regency narrative. I am now a die-hard fan, and I honestly wasn’t expecting to like this in the slightest. Continue reading
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2011) FILM
After internet searching the novel for the last blog, and finding out there is going to be a film version I can’t stop thinking about it. In my previous blog I wrote: “Natalie Portman is going to produce… and star in it. I assume she will be Lizzy (and I have my reservations here), but assumptions are the mother of all stuff ups, so bear with me. I can’t say I’m not really excited about this. I ADORE zombie films. 28 days later, Dawn of the Dead etc… amazing. But I don’t really want the P&P side of this to fall flat, and degrade the classic down into a rehashing of every other zombie movie but with some pretty bonnets thrown in.”
SIDE NOTE: A quick picture of the book prequel front cover- “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls”
It’s available on pre-order so make sure you get ready to snap up a copy- March 23! I’m definitely going to get my hands on one the second March comes around.