Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

I often go through phases where I will love a genre for a time then move on only to revisit it again several months later. And there are a few that circulate constantly. At the beginning of each year I typically begin re-reading Jane Austen novels and thus immerse myself in her world. I drink more tea, have more pastries and use words such as agreeable in casual conversations.

I’m a relatively new Jane Austen fan. I became a fan of hers in 2005 when upon renting the Keira Knightly version at blockbuster I became infatuated. I bought a copy of the DVD when I returned to the store 2 days later. It has definitely been well loved; I even bought the same version on Blu-Ray years later. I wish the story of how I became an Austen fan was far more interesting! But alas…

Anyway! When I saw the trailer for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies I knew it was right up my alley (and the addition of Lily James made it even more appealing.) A few days after its release I insisted to my friend we see that instead of Deadpool, much to their dismay. Armed with a venti london fog tea latte we went and we came out loving it.

I already knew it was based on a best selling book but I had never been interested to read it before. When I got home that night I promptly bought the nook book.

I did read it fast and I loved every minute of reading it but when I closed the book I decided I probably would never re-read it. One would think that it would be completely imaginitave considering there are zombies but the author just places key passages or lines between the original text. This is one of the few instances where I preferred the movie to the book. It did inspire the movie, which I adore, so there is definitely a bit of intrigue to it.

3/5

xoxo Amanda

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