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Toger
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If zombies had been featured when I was in high school, I'd have lined up to take English Lit. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has been getting killer (pun intended) reviews and become tough to find without a wait of some kind. I lucked out and found it at Barnes & Noble online last week (where it shipped immediately) Now the wait is one to two weeks. My copy should be here Monday. [Image Can Not Be Found]

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Thanks Scout! [Image Can Not Be Found]

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You're welcome.

Wouldn't that bookcover make a great avatar?  I would love to see it hand-rendered and colored like the old FFC art.

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I just bought this for my brother Marcus in celebration of his birthday, and his love of Left 4 Dead. Thanks for the idea! 🙂

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OMG there are illustrations! I'm tempted to crack the book's spine and scan one to share! (As a general rule, I do not crack the spines of books nor dog-ear the pages. I actually cringe when I see someone flex the covers of a book and hear the spine crack. That's just no way to treat a book. Humans are an entirely different matter. [Image Can Not Be Found] )

The very first illustration has all the flourishes you'd expect to see in a Victorian novel with an oval in the center which shows a one-eyed zombie stuffing its maw with... I hesitate to think what it could be. It's like looking through a keyhole into hell! I'm all atwitter!

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Wow!  I'd never heard of that...Someone tell me how it is.

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dashwood95 said:

Wow!  I'd never heard of that…Someone tell me how it is.


Dash! Welcome back!

If you've ever read the original Pride and Prejudice or seen the excellent BBC/A&E adaptation: I'm up to the part where Miss Jane Bennet is staying at Netherfield because she's caught a cold while riding in the rain when she visited Miss Bingley. In this version, she's still ridden in the rain but she also had to fight off several zombies (sometimes called unmentionables) along the way. Think of it as Jane Austen meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The Bennet girls have been schooled in the Shaolin arts and are most proficient in the use of daggers, muskets and katanas. When Elizabeth is making her way, on foot, to Netherfield to wait upon her ill sister, she's beset upon by three zombies:

Elizabeth lifted her skirt, disregarding modesty, and delivered a swift kick to the creature's head, which exploded in a cloud of brittle skin and bone. She, too, fell and was no more.

I've laughed out loud a couple of times. The zombies are woven into the original story quite well.

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Toger, here's the perfect snack to chew on while reading:

http://shapeandcolour.wordpres.....dy-bakery/

It's real bread. Yum!

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Thanks Toger.  That's awesome.

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OMG, what have they done to Pride and Prejudice!! I love that BBC adaptation. [Image Can Not Be Found]

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Penelope sighed contentedly. There were few things that matched Pride and Prejudice and Zombies with some Zinfandel and a couple of loaves of head and organ bread. Tearing off a third knuckle and popping it into her mouth, she launched into chapter 13.

Well that was the plan. However, her grip on her wine glass slipped and, desperate to catch the glass before it spilled, she turned her head to triangulate the position of the stem. Her extra wide eye spacing helped with this task, but the bread finger bounced off the side of her chin and fell into a crease in the chaise longue where it writhed within its contract to the undead nation. Fetching recruits from the head loaf (chin and jawbone) and organ loaf (digestive tract), it was only a stained page of an open book (chapter 13) that met the rest of Penelope's family for breakfast the next morning.

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It's literally tongue in cheek!

Okay, that bread is really, really, really creepy. I read the article and had to laugh... in a creeped out, nervous sort of way.

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