Re: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Trent Roman wrote:
When the author depicts Elizabeth Bennett as willing to kill a man over an overheard slight? Hell yes, it is
The word of the day is: parody. Elizabeth Bennett and indeed many of Mz. Austen's characters have an irritating tendency to get their many layers of undergarments in a bunch over the stupidest, smallest of social faux-pas
. This is the logical exagerration of that bathetic, mountains-out-of-molehill attitude.
I could never get through Pride and Prejudice before this version.
I had no choice in the matter, but yes, Pride and Prejudice
--and Mz. Austen's work more generally--is the best insomnia cure I've ever encountered. I did like this version of it--in addition to improving Mz. Austen's proto-Harlequin trash by orders of magnitude, I was impressed by the author's mimicry. It's hard to tell where the original text ends and his begins, and vice versa.
Fictitiously yours, Trent Roman
I agree. Frankly, I thought Attack of the Clones had better written and more realistic characters than Ms. Austen's work; and that movie had a jumping frog with a lightsaber!
Sing glorious, victorious,
One keg of beer for the four of us.
Sing glory be to God that there are no more of us,
For one of us could drink it all alone. Damn near.