Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

The New York Times Best Seller is now a major motion picture starring Lily James and Sam Riley, with Matt Smith, Charles Dance, and Lena Headey. “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 plag...

Details Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

TitlePride and Prejudice and Zombies
Release DateMay 1st, 2009
PublisherQuirk Books
GenreFiction, Horror, Fantasy, Zombies, Humor, Romance

Reviews Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

  • Madeline
    I tried to resist. When everyone starting losing their shit over this book and pre-ordering it, I told myself that this was a literary bandwagon I wouldn't jump on. I read the reviews posted here, and saw that for the most part the consensus was that this book was grossly overrated. All the parts that Grahame-Smith wrote (and there aren't many) weren't very well done, the zombie device got old quickly, and the whole thing could have been much bet...
  • Alana
    Since I am known by my friends as a Jane Austen person, SEVENTEEN different people sent me the link to this publishing announcement. Even though the book won't be published for another two months, a friend managed to procure an advanced copy (aka Word doc of the finished product), and so I read it over the weekend.That being said, it's rather unnecessary for anyone to read this novel in its entirety, even if it does sound amusing. The best plan i...
  • Matthew
    If you are an Austen purist, you probably will not like this.If you are a zombie purist, you will probably not like this.If you can accept two seemingly unrelated worlds colliding in a creative, fun, and gruesome tale that both pokes fun of and pays homage to each genre – step right up and check this out!This book was a lot of fun! Every page had at least one quote that had me grinning. Seeing every disagreement that would have been handled as ...
  • Anne
    The movie was a billion times better than the book...How often do you get to say that?What a great idea! Take a universally loved classic and spice it up with some zombies! Honestly, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this thing. I just knew that it was going to be so much fun to read! I was wrong. Really wrong.To start with, it wasn't funny. It tried to be funny, but it wasn't. It was retarded. I don't even think I can describe not fun...
  • Brad
    Taking my cue from the emotional ratings of the goodreads star system (and I can only muster two stars for this book), I offer you a fully gut reaction to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. didn’t like it1. The ninjafication of Lizzy and the Bennet sisters. It was completely idiotic. The book really should have been called Pride and Prejudice and Ninjas with Zombies to allow dumb ass Ultraviolence. Had Grahame-Smith simply employed the available ...
  • Lyn
    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is brilliant and hilarious. This is a mash-up, meaning that Graham-Smith used the actual text of Jane Austin’s novel (she is listed as a co-author) and inserted his zombie story along the original storyline. The trouble with most horror stories, whether print or film, is poor writing. Someone may have a great concept, but setting that down on paper is too difficult, or that someone can create some good scenes or ...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Find all of my reviews at: When I saw the theme of the winter library challenge was “Classics Re-Mixed” I knew Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was going to be one of the five books I would read – or in this case re-read. I’m not a “re-reader” by nature, but P&P is one of my all-time faves that I own as a leather bound collection, a $7.00 B&N cheapy collection, a hardback and one I actually allow myse...
  • Alisa Kester
    Um...oh my gosh...what to say? A quarter of me thinks I should be outraged, the other three-quarters is insanely giggling at the very idea, and then there's the very small uncounted minority of me that is throwing her fist in the air and screaming "Finally! This is the best idea ever!"And now that I've read it?Well, actually, I still think it's pretty darn good idea. It was weird reading it though, because the "zombie mayhem" fit so well into the...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, #1), Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane AustenIt is a mashup combining Jane Austen's classic novel Pride and Prejudice (1813) with elements of modern zombie fiction, crediting Austen as co-author. It was first published in April 2009 by Quirk Books and in October 2009 a Deluxe Edition was released, containing full-color images and additional zombie scenes. The novel was adapted into a 2016 f...
  • Ramona
    Pride and Prejudice has always been my favorite novel, beginning with the amazing period Jane Austin describes and ending with the wonderful characters we all love and come to consider icons. Mr.Darcy will always be an example of book boyfriend, even if he is stubborn, proud and judgmental. But, you know, being in a love hate relationship with a guy only add spices to the boiling feeling and you tend to come up with excuses all the time. And addi...
  • Sammy Loves Books
    OMG!! I Can't Wait to see the Movie!!!Time for a quick re-read!!!Oh what a humorous re-telling of one of my most favorite love stories. Neatherfield is overrun with zombies, which are referred to as unmentionables, and Mr Darcy is a well respected zombie killer. Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters are well known for their training in the fine art of zombie killing. Lady Catherine shows no respect to Elizabeth because she was never tutored by a Japan...
  • Alexa
    I'm sorry to say but this one didn't work for me, at all. To begin with, this is almost a word for word copy of Pride and Prejudice, the zombies are mentioned but not really used. They are just a setting, there's no plot involving them, no battle, nothing! Believe me, I read on and on waiting for something to happen but nothing did. Sadly, one of the little few changes that the zombies brought with them was not a good one. In the original Lizzy i...
  • Fabian
    A true dismemberment of the grand classic; a dissection that adds in extra flavor where absolutely none was needed. Like salt to a wound... but somewhat, somehow... enjoyable?The story is EXACTLY the same, the prose, too. No wonder Jane Austen gets credit for it. Grahame-Smith adds on zombie mayhem in parts that, well, really only need decor. I give this a three star rating because the showdown between Lady Catherine and Lizzy is something that a...
  • Sparring
    this book is a beautiful fantasy, as if someone reached into my head, pulled out two of my dearest loves, and put them together in such a brilliantly captivating fashion as to make me giggle aloud quite inappropriately in public places where i happen to find myself reading. any lover of jane austen or of zombies needs to get their hands on a copy of this. and the illustrations? priceless.
  • Diane
    Simply atrocious.
  • Kim Annabella
    "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of some sweet weaponry to defeat the hoards of zombie flesh eating natives"BRRRAAAAIIIINNNS!
  • Vanessa J.
    It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in posession of brains must be in want of more brains.I did not like Pride and Prejudice. In fact, I read it only for reading this book after. I thought this was gonna be a good laugh, that it would be satirical and that it would relieve me of tye boredom I felt with P&P, but either I have no sense of humour or this book was a fail.So... zombies. They should have made P&P more entertaining beca...
  • Liz
    PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES: WHAT WENT WRONG?Don't buy this book. I did, and I'm regretting my AU$24.95.It's good as a gimmick, but, as cocky as I'm coming across here, I know I could have written one far better. The problem with P&P as it is originally is that it is a complete story in itself, and therefore to do anything truly interesting with it, you need to change a lot, not a little. Grahame-Smith had this mentality where he didn't actua...
  • Evelyn (devours and digests words)
    It should be universally acknowledged that this book is quite simply... an embarrassing piss-poor piece of attempt that tries too hard to be clever.There is one reason why I agreed to pick up Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. To escape. From reality? Definitely. But in the case here, what I really wanted to escape from was the endless conversations about balls and marriages and all things that I found uninteresting in Austen's version. The classi...
  • Carrie
    I was under the impression that this would by and large be Pride and Prejudice intact with the simple insertion of zombies in some places. Rather, it is very nearly an entire rewrite of the original, and not an improvement upon it. Grahame-Smith takes it upon himself to explain and over explain the characters and their emotions and actions, rather than letting Austen's original writing stand for itself, as it has done quite successfully previousl...
  • UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
    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 than during the recent attacks at Netherfield Park, in which a household of eighteen was slaughtered and consumed by a horde of the living dead. This book, very simply put, is Pride and Prejudice meets Dawn of the Dead. It’s the classic story, rewritten to include zombies, also known as “unmentionables...
  • VictoriaNickers
    This book is sheer ridiculousness. If you are a die hard true loyal Jane Austen fan, you will not like this book. If you are peeps like me on the other hand, who don't really relate that much to Pride and Prejudice, you should pick it up. No, it is not a great work of fiction but it's super fun. I did notice that everyone in this book is described as handsome, especially the ladies. They are not pretty but they are handsome. That was something th...
  • Fenia
    OMG OMG OMG. This book was amazzzing!! I was really prejudiced (pun intended) and refused to read it for years. But i saw the promo pictures of the film and i love the actors and the production seemed great, so i said 'why not?', and i did read it and i will forever LOVE it.Its the classic book you love with a twist. And since ,fantasy, darkness and zombies are also my thing i was okay with them and also they mixed well with Jane Austen. Lizzy wa...
  • The Crimson Fucker
    This is the biggest case of false advertisement that I’ve seen since The Never Ending Story!!! They claim that in this book you’ll find some Ultra-Violent Zombie Mayhem… but they lie!!! They lie I say!!!! They only have a couple of scenes with some mild zombie violence and that’s it! the rest is a bunch of letters where some reference to some zombie violence happened somwhere is made… and that’s it! then there is a lot of talk about l...
  • Blacky *Romance Addict*
    It's not the zombies. It's the writing.
  • Lynx
    I was excited to read this one. Unfortunately the whole gimmick with the zombies wore thin pretty quickly, especially because they rarely made an appearance and when they did never served any purpose. I'm not quite sure who this book is made for. Zombie/horror fans will grow bored waiting for something to happen and Austen fans may not enjoy the idea of someone reworking the book. I'm somewhere in the middle, not an avid Austen or zombie fan but ...
  • ☕️Jenny
    What did I just read?... Seriously what did I just read? :DI'm not going to write a long and in depth review for this book. Mostly because I a) haven't even written one for the original Pride & Prejudice even though I love it, and b) I don't really know what to say.What I do want to mention: Zombies fit into almost every classic book I can imagine, that doesn't already include a fantasy element. Think about it. Take any major love story and now j...
  • Liz Janet
    It is a truth universally acknowledged than re-imagining classics with zombies comes out as a pile of trash when written by Seth Grahame-Smith. Was that too mean? I think it was, but I believe it to be true. Ninjas? That was the brilliant revolutionary idea? Not the zombies, but ninjas? And then the zombies have nothing to add to the story? Brilliant. No, just no. Characters acting nothing like themselves? Oh so fun, since it has worked perfectly...
  • Angela
    There's an old Calvin and Hobbes comic strip in which Calvin, like he is wont to do, goes off on a particularly wild flight of fancy about T-rexes flying F-14s and bombing his school. The joke of the strip is Calvin shrieking happily "THIS IS SO AWESOME!" while Hobbes sighs "THIS IS SO STUPID".That is pretty much the exact right description for this book. It is sublimely silly, capable of being so over the top that you cannot help but laughingly ...
  • Cara
    I had high hopes for this book, being both a Pride and Prejudice fan, as well as a horror junkie. I honestly wouldn't have gotten through it if it weren't for the fact that I love the original Pride and Prejudice. Reading P&P&Zombies is like reading the original, just with a few mentions of zombies and the occasional fight scene. Which is fine, but honestly, this book could have been so much better. For one thing, I don't really see much of a poi...