I’m slogging my way through Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, by Seth Grahame-Smith. Most of my reading is done via Audible, and this is no exception. I have the book on Audio. I’m four hours in out of an 11 hour, unabridged reading of the title. Jane Austen’s classic has been enhanced by Seth Grahame-Smith, and is read by Katherine Kellgren. I wanted to read the book before .
Confession: I hate zombies. I hate everything to do with zombies. I could barely sit through Shaun of the Dead. I had to turn off the first episode of The Walking Dead after the first minute or so. (I even tried fast-forwarding through the… bad stuff.) So this is sort of a big thing for me–forcing myself to read this book. And then I don’t know how I’ll react to the movie.
It makes me wonder, though… am I having a hard time getting through this text because I’ve never read the original? Is it the Jane Austen that bores the snot out of me, or am I having trouble because of my loathing of all things zombie? I think it’s the former. I find myself waiting for the zombie scenes and snoring through the other.
I suppose I’ll write more on the subject when I’ve finished the book. Happy reading, everybody.