Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith was a strange listen.  I haven't read the original recently but did rewatch the Kiera Knightly version a few weeks ago when I read Death Comes to Pemberly.  

This one was funny and better than i had expected.  The "zombie mayhem" was mostly fun and certainly made Elizabeth's walk to Netherfield to nurse a sick Jane much more a daring escapade.  I listened to this one in the car and had plenty of laughs and moments that i skipped back to relisten to.

There were several things that didn't work though.  Elizabeth and her sisters received training in China; how did the poor Bennett's afford to send all of them there?  I didn't like the change in Charlotte and Mr. Collins' situation, it just seemed half like an attempt to be funny and half sad. I didn't like how the author changed what exactly happened to Lydia and Wickham.  It came across as being somewhat misogynistic, like the two weren't properly punished in the original for their transgression and he had to up the discomfort.  I can't see Wickham submitting to it either.   

overall, if you think you're interested, go ahead and read it.  If you don't like the original or hold it up as too perfect to touch, don't read this one!  :)

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