I can't begin to tell you how excited I was when I received this book around the time tv began broadcasting the movie trailer. I was like, "Oh, I've gotta read this- fast!" So happily, I dived right in around the 23rd of January! I finished Monday! Yes- I ran through it!
That will probably never happen again.
So happily, I waited for the movie- due on February 2nd, so I could do what all readers/reviewer do. I wanted to compare the movie to the book. First off, I actually had three comparisons to contend with. I'd read Pridese and Prejudice years and years ago. I compared it to PPZ. I loved how Seth Grahame-Smith, the author who performed the rewrite of the classic, changed things up. He managed to keep the fuss and bustle of the Bennett household as well as the vexing of Mr. Darcy towards Lizzy. BUT it was set up perfectly.
The long and dreary musings were still there, allowing the story to hold quite a bit to Jane Austen's storyline. I found myself vexed too, but the addition of the 'dreadfuls' and other scenes made the tale somewhat adventurous. I have to admit, I found myself sighing with the goings-on of the original book, spiced with in-between battles, then bothered by the airy ramblings of getting married and
and Jane's embarrassing loss of Mr. Bingsley. It was all necessary to keep with the story and still carried British humor. BUT I expected more action! WhatI didn't expect was Lizzy's imaginations of chopping heads, blackening eyes and exploding heads as gruesomely as a bashed watermelon on the pavement. And still, it was not much different from the original, making PPZ a tad disappointing.
My comparison from the zombified edition to the movie may be shared is an entirely different story and may be shared in my personal blog- I don't know. What I can say is, it was much better than the books. On to another book! 📚
** Addition: I saw the movie, a week after opening day. It was AMAZING! Why didn't S.G-S rewrite the book in that manner? There was a reason for the plague, with a villain at the helm and people you expected to be evil turned out to be allies. You have to read the book then see the movie. You won't be disappointed that way. lol
Rating: 👓👓👓.5/5 specs
*The War for the Waking World is next.
**Book is from my personal library.
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