Friday, May 29, 2009

Corsets & Corpses

Somethings are just so wrong on so many levels. This cover falls into that category or should I just say the really gory. Tonight with beloved Cuz we discovered this odd contribution to the Austen cannon. We thumbed through the book, looked at the juvenile fictionesque illustrations which we agreed were disappointing. Okay, if we suspend all disbelief and move beyond the whole zombie thing. It was difficult to forgive the Victorian drawings for a regency time period. And the ninja thing was unforgivable. Oh and conceptionally, I just don't like zombies. However, the discussion questions at the end of the book were in fact delightful and in our opinion the best part of the book.

I see some friends sitting around after too much to drink and coming up with this idea. The next day Mr. Grahame-Smith, who is in between jobs, reading the note on his hand about Austen and zombies. He sat down and wrote a book proposal on the spot. I just can't get over the juxtaposition of Austen and zombies. What's next Austen in space?


Crafty and Crap said...

and yet it is on my nightstand and is the only way you're gonna get me and austen in a room together.

Tempest ina Pot of Tea said...

snicker, well at least you can say you are trying to get some culture. :)