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PostSubject: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies- Extended   Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:28 pm



Our first book for this month is the classic tale of love mixes with zombies. XD

Here's what they're saying on Amazon:

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"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains." So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton—and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she's soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers—and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead. Can she vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you'd actually want to read.

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PostSubject: Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies- Extended   Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:31 pm

Girls! Pentagram of Death!
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PostSubject: Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies- Extended   Sat Apr 11, 2009 4:09 am

Oh the amazingness!! The author of this book has signed a deal to write Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
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PostSubject: Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies- Extended   Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:12 am

That sounds like a future book club selection! Okay, I finally ordered my book, although I have read the first three chapters that were available online.

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PostSubject: Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies- Extended   Wed May 27, 2009 11:53 pm

First of all just let me say how sorry I am that it has taken me so long to make my postings. I don’t have any excuses because I really don’t know what came over me. I blame facebook. Every time I get on my computer I go to facebook just to check real quick to see who else is on and what everyone is up to. I end up getting so distracted that before I know it I’m ready to get off the computer and then I think that I don’t have time to write out my review. But I really am sorry!

Any way so here is my review for Pride And Prejudice And Zombies.

I loved it. It was really funny and extremely well written. There were parts when the additions were very settle and then other parts where it was a little more extreme. But each time I came across one it made me smile and laugh so I enjoyed it. I have since heard that Seth Grahame-Smith has released another version. Like an unedited R version where he elaborates on the gore. Personally I’m not that interested. I enjoyed this one for it’s subtleness.

I also got a kick out of the questions he included in the back of the book. He really is quite clever.

1. I did notice the two halves of Elizabeth through out the book but I didn’t really see that she was more one then the other at any particular part. I mean in the beginning it paints her has simply being a killer. And one would be inclined to assume that is all she was because she had yet to fall in love with Darcy. But that wasn’t all she was. She was still a loyal friend and daughter. She did have mercy and love in her heart in the beginning. And she was still a killer in the end, she just had Mr. Darcy as a partner.

2. It really bothered me that no-one but Elizabeth noticed that Charlotte was changing. The book kind of explains this in the end when Lady Catherine said she had been giving Charlotte something to slow the transformation but why did Darcy notice? I mean here he is saying that one of the reasons he was against Bingley falling for Jane was because he thought she had been bitten when really she was just sick with a cold or whatever. How could he be that cautious about Jane and not Charlotte?

4. I think Wickham has the sorrier future in store for him. It seems to me that Lydia is completely oblivious with her perception of how people see her and her situation. Where as Wickham knows how pathetic their situation is and he is trapped and can’t escape Lydia. I was actually kind of glad at the part when Elizabeth ripped her head off. Even though I couldn’t quite see how he was going to end the story without her. When it turned out to be just a fantasy I was like “Oh, well, it figures”

In the end I think my favorite thing about this book was that it added in all these extra elements that seemed to eliminate the boring sections in the original. And yet by the time it was over it had included every one of my favorite scenes from the original. In fact he even included my favorite line from the original. When Elizabeth is writing to her aunt, telling her how happy she is. She says that she is even happier than Jane, for “she only smiles, I laugh.” Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies- Extended   Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:19 pm

Wow! What a fantastic idea! I loved, loved, loved this book! I thought the author did a great job of incorporating humor and zombies into the original story. Some of the added stuff had me laughing out loud. ('Do you want you balls back, Mr. Darcy', "My balls belong to you"). I was very pleased with some of the changes the new spin brought, mainly that Wickham was properly punished, that the odious Mr. Collins hung himself- therefore reverting the Bennets home back to them, and the addition of ninjas.

Okay, I'm in the middle of an Alias marathon, so I'll be back later to give more!

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PostSubject: Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies- Extended   Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:51 am

Wow Kate a four day long marathon for Alias that is impressive! I'm in the middle of a True Blood marathon. I only have 3 episodes left but to be honest I'm not that into it. I mean I'll deffinatly finish this first season but I don't see myself watching the next one. I don't know why it is just not captivating me. I really liked Sam in the beginning but now he is just pissing me off because of his behavior towards Sookie and Tara. Jason is just acting like an idiot, although I like Amy. And personaly I think Eric is hotter than Bill but that is just me! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies- Extended   Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:55 pm

Aaron and I are watching True Blood too! I like it, but I do think Sam is cuter than Bill (I like the plaid shirts). We just started to we've only watched disc 1 (somebody may or may not be downloading them from the internet and then ripping them onto dvds which takes forever!). I know what you mean about not being way into it. I think it's all the constant sex... I'm not exactly a prude but at times it's like watching porn... Anyway I think in the books Eric is a major character. I do love Lafayette and Rene- who has the best accent EVER!

I'm also watching Dollhouse (downloading it LEGALLY from iTunes). I'm on the second ep, and downloading the third at the moment.)

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