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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

The distinguishing feature of a mashup novel is the weaving of a sensational topic into an already famous and established narrative. In the case of the work being presented in this feature, Seth Grahame-Smith injected elements of violence, brutality and the slow movements and beguiling shrieks of reanimated corpses which in this century and the previous have been known as zombies. The original novel, celebrated for over two centuries, was penned by Jane Austen who gifted us mere literary mortals with other such great works as Sense and Sensibility and Love & Friendship. These novels, including the subject of this book review, have all transitioned to be big screen which is a mirror to the quality and impact of her prosaic style. Focusing back on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, I cannot say that I could draw any reasonable comparisons between the original novel and this more recent and spiced up version in view of a lack of opportunity to consume the former. Having said so, I am a