Pride and Prejudice and Zombies book cover art

I know that Pride and Prejudice is much loved in many circles. One of those circles is here in the Technocave and its attached compound. The book and of course the Colin Firth-starring version from the BBC. I tried to read it--scratch that, I finished the book--but I found that the characters--pretty much all of them--annoyed the living shit out of me. Cosette tells me that despite our dislike of the notion of a "chick flick" or "chick lit" or whatever term you'd like to use--the problem might just be that I have a penis attached to my person.

However, I do applaud Seth Grahame-Smith for figuring out a way to make the story of the Bennets interesting to one such as I. Throw zombies into the mix. Maybe I can see those annoying people get gnawed upon by the walking dead! Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Brilliant! Now if we could just do the same for, say, Jane Eyre.

Alas, it doesn't come out until next May. But you can pre-order your copy here.

Although it's worth checking out the Amazon listing just for this:

Kenneth Grahame, zombie author

That's right: it's attributed to Kenneth Grahame, author of The Wind in the Willows. Can we expect Mole and Rat and Mr. Toad to face down the undead animals of the forest? Because that would kick some serious arse.