Tuesday, May 15, 2012

JA Book Review #8: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies [GN]

I recently posted my review for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, now I am going to be reviewing Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.....the Graphic Novel. Oh yeah!!! Cool kid status!!! =D

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies 

Graphic Novel 
By: Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
Adapted by: Tony Lee
Illustrated by: Cliff Richards
Rating:4/5

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Blurb:


It is known as “the strange plague,” and its unfortunate victims are referred to only as “unmentionables” or “dreadfuls.” All over England, the dead are rising again, and now even the daughters of Britain’s best families must devote their lives to mastering the deadly arts. Elizabeth Bennet is a fearsome warrior whose ability with a sword is matched only by her quick wit and even sharper tongue. But she faces her most formidable foe yet in the haughty, conceited, and somehow strangely attractive Mr. Darcy. As the two lovers meet in the ballroom and on the battlefield, they’ll soon learn that nothing—not even bands of ninjas, hordes of flesh-eating zombies, or disapproving aunts—can stop true love.
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This GN was gruesomely delightful. If there had been less zombie gore, I probably would have been really disappointed. I'm not a fan of gore and, to be totally honest, I'm not super into zombies....either way, this GN was totally cool. The action was well placed and the illustrations were masterfully done. Richards knew exactly what he was doing. The story was adapted well from the Jane Austen adaptation (an adaptation of an adaptation....hmm).  Elizabeth Bennet looked wicked as always and Mr. Darcy still managed to hold onto his gentlemanly charm. All in all, this is a book I would pick up again for a quick, action-packed, quirky, gory, zombie-filled read. 


Quick side note!!!   
       The ninjas were much cooler here than the original adaptation. 


Till my next review,
BEWARE OF THE ZOMBIES!!!!!! 
-----Special shout-out to my favorite pint-sized Zombie Killah....you know who you are =)

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