Thursday Quotables: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

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Welcome back to Thursday Quotables! This weekly feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines of the week will be, and you’re invited to join in!

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P&P&Z

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
(published 2009)

I was a little stuck for a Thursday Quotables book this week. I’ve barely touched a book for the past 10 days, after a whirlwind family celebration (and plenty of houseguests). I’m listening to the audiobook version of Pride and Prejudice, and was happy to remember that I had this zombified version sitting on my shelf.

The classic opening, with a twist:

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains. Never was this truth more plain that during the recent attacks at Netherfield Park, in which a household of eighteen was slaughtered and consumed by a horde of the living dead.

What lines made you laugh, cry, or gasp this week? Do tell!

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  • Write a Thursday Quotables post on your blog. Try to pick something from whatever you’re reading now. And please be sure to include a link back to Bookshelf Fantasies in your post (http://www.bookshelffantasies.com), if you’d be so kind!
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17 thoughts on “Thursday Quotables: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

    • Yes… especially if you’re a fan of P&P and have read it recently. It’s pretty fun to see all the little ways that the original dialogue is used, with a twist. It does get to be a bit much after a while, but it’s a pretty fun diversion.

  1. Well, zombies are zombies 😉 I like the writing style of the very first line, it’s quite oldie-worldie.
    Aside from that…I never actually liked Pride and Prejudice, I’m not big on zombies either, so I don’t think I’d like this book :-/ it does seem to be a big hit though!
    Enjoy x

    • No, if you don’t like P&P or zombies, I’d say this isn’t for you! 🙂 It’s fun if you’re a P&P fan, seeing all the little ways that the original is twisted into a zombie story. (And it’s fun seeing Elizabeth Bennet as a total bad-ass zombie killer!)

      • Thank you for your honesty 🙂 I LOVED the movie, but I really didn’t get along with the book. It’s a pity really because I do like some of Austens other books, but her most famous piece of work I didn’t like 😦 though I’d like to see Lizzie as a zombie killer 😛 lol x

        • I’m having fun with the P&P audiobook at the moment… and there’s always Bride & Prejudice, which I feel the need to rewatch every couple of years. 🙂

    • Thanks! I actually read it quite a while ago, but was reminded of it this week while re-reading Pride and Prejudice! (There’s also a movie version coming out next year.)

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  3. I was never interested in this because I was afraid it was gory, but now that I’ve seen the trailers for the movie, I want to read it because it seems funny. I’m still not sure about the gore, though.

    • Mmm, it’s kind of gory. Depends on your tolerance for that sort of thing. It’s all pretty quirky and silly, so even the violent zombie scenes are kind of funny.

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