Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mr Darcy and...alternate reality...and ZOMBIES!

What woman in her right literary mind didn't fall head over heels for Mr. D. I did! Our fascination was cemented by the famous showcasing of our communal, international passion in the Bridget Jones novels. Mr. D rules!

Well, this week has been the SF-ification of Pride and Prejudice, it seems. First, I watched LOST IN AUSTEN, which has the cute premise of sending a modern-day gal obsessed with P&P right into P&P Land. Plot mayhem ensues as her presence, and Lizzie's absence, cause things to go way off the canon. Will the 21st century gal be able to love a Regency male? Rent it and find out. I got it from Netflix. It's enjoyable, although the latter third sort of gets slightly wearying. The ending works nicely. And the guy who plays Mr. Darcy does a decent job, too. He's no Colin Firth in the role, but who is?

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains."

Today, I came across a featured book at the Sony Reader bookstore: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith. That one is just begging for a Monster by Mail treatment, doncha think?

You can read the opening pages at amazon.

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1 comment:

Selena said...

I also watched "Lost in Austen" recently and enjoyed it.

Thanks for the reviews.