Thursday, March 25, 2010

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies: Dawn Of The Dreadfuls

Title: PPZ:Dawn Of The Dreadfuls
Author: Steve Hockensmith
Reading level: All
Paperback: 287 pages
ISBN #: 9781594744549
Received From: FSB Media
Publisher: Quirk Books
Group Genre: Fiction/Horror
Cover: A
Overall: B-

"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls -- Journey Back to Regency England—Land of the Undead! Readers will witness the birth of a heroine in Dawn of the Dreadfuls—a thrilling prequel set four years before the horrific events of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. As our story opens, the Bennet sisters are enjoying a peaceful life in the English country side. They idle away the days reading, gardening, and daydreaming about future husbands—until a funeral at the local parish goes strangely and horribly awry. Suddenly corpses are springing from the soft earth—and only one family can stop them. As the bodies pile up, we watch Elizabeth Bennet evolve from a naive young teenager into a savage slayer of the undead. Along the way, two men vie for her affections: Master Hawksworth is a powerful warrior who trains her to kill, while thoughtful Dr. Keckilpenny seeks to conquer the walking dead using science instead of strength. Will either man win the prize of Elizabeth's heart? Or will their hearts be feasted upon by hordes of marauding zombies? Complete with romance, action, comedy, and an army of shambling corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls will have Jane Austen rolling in her grave—and just might inspire her to crawl out of it!"

Hilarious, gory, and action packed this is definitely not your average Pride And Prejudice sequel. I found the book charmingly amusing although if your a die-hard Jane Austen fan this one may not be for you. Although the characters are still present they hardly relate to the original counterparts. And I know the author didn't have a prequel to work from as he did in his first novel using Pride And Prejudice as the backbone for P&P&Z; however, I expected this novel to be just as great. The gore doesn't disappoint though and it still makes me giggle to think of Elizabeth as a ninja-like, sword wielding zombie killer. ( I kinda pictured Elizabeth as a 19th century Buffy the Vampire er...Zombie slayer) And I also enjoyed the pictures in the book that add to the amusement factor( if you can't picture whats occuring these will definitely give you a hilarious visual).But I really think Hockensmith's first take on Zombies in the 19th century was by far the better novel. P&P&Z imitated the original Austen writings even with the addition of zombies. So if your looking for quick, fun read definitely check out this spin-off but I suggest not trying to compare it to the original classic!

LOL=Lots Of Love


  1. THis looks like an interesting book. Thanks for commenting on my blog. You will like the Alice book, and Yes that chapter is very interesting, but a little confusing.


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