Tuesday, February 10, 2009

We are all Zombies in Love

I cannot hold back my excitement anymore; I am eagerly anticipating the release of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. For weeks I've been leaving dumb comments at Jane Austen Today and Austenprose about said excitement. I'll pause and let you update yourselves if this is news to you.

Apparently, I am not the only one who feels this way (despite never feeling an affinity for the undead). Ever since the news of the publication's release reached the internet, Quirk Publishing has been overwhelmed with the response. After all, this book speaks to two large fan bases: Janeites and Zombiephiles. I roll with both groups so I sense some very good book group discussions in the future. Either way, the sensational response is becoming newsworthy in itself. The publication date has just been moved up to 1 April. Here is the book's editor talking about the surprising response to Seth Grahame-Smith's upcomming zombie love fest. Could this romance even outsell The Zombie Survival Guide and be the new king of Zombie lit?

17 comments:

Lauren said...

umm, zombies stress me out.
I could deal when I was younger...say Zombies Ate My Neighbors...but they are scary and like can't be stopped unless you blow them into a ton of pieces and avoid touching them!

Heather Carroll said...

Vampires were always my cup of tea as far elements of horror or whathaveyou; zombies I always associate with humor. I blame the Simpsons and Shaun of the Dead.

fuchsias18thcdress said...

Ooooh, every single nerdy side of my being is vibrating! <3

Madame Berg said...

I can haz NAO, plz?!?

I rarely pre-order stuff, beacause I want my stuff delivered straight away, but I couldn't help it with this one.

Please let there be April soon, I need BRRRAAAINS!

Heather Carroll said...

Haha! I'm glad you both feel that same I as I do.

Polonaise said...

I wouldn't say I'm a Zombie fan, but I get creeped out easily.

I do, however, have a wonderful vision of Thriller zombies dancing a cotllion or something.

Heather Carroll said...

Oh my goodness, that could just beat out the dance to Thriller.

Mrs Woffington said...

I personally can't wait; will you post a review?

Heather Carroll said...

Of course! I'm trying to line up some fun things for the review actually

Heather Carroll said...

Oh and I thought your were SPOT ON with your comment about intermingling our girly interests with disenchanted boyfriend interests!

Eliza Ward said...

Awh, Heather, if you like vampires but hate Kirsten Dunst, how do you feel about Interview with the Vampire?

Heather Carroll said...

It's funny you mention that because I chose to omit my usual comment about her acting: *whiny, bitchy voice* "I haven't seen her do a good job since she was in Interview w/ a Vampire and she was 9!" So there you go, her acting has gotten progressively worse in my opinion. I love my cheesy vampire films though, and that would have to be a favourite! :)

Lauren said...

every time your page loads that picture comes up and gives me the creeps. yuck!

Eliza Ward said...

Yeah, I agree with Lauren. Also, I hadn't seen Interview with a Vampire since I was like 12 and desensitized by cartoons and the bad jokes of school chums. But I just watched a few clips on Youtube and YUCK! Kirsten Dunst's acting is ok but that's too much gore for me. She was good in Little Women too. I agree with you that she's getting worse as she gets older.

hierogothic said...

Good lord, I can't imagine where this one is going...or where I've been for that - why am I just hearing about this now? How ever will those delicate souls of the 18th century ...oh, never mind....I just can't quite imagine.....is it April 1st yet?

Heather Carroll said...

Hahaha! That was pretty-much my initial train of thought too!

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

Ha! I love it...zombie lit! I've always loved zombie movies and am fascinated by vampires! Although, not to the Twilight extent...more to the Brad Pitt side =)