Book Hunters in Brief #111: Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

One cannot help thinking that Jane Austen is rolling over in her grave with today's release of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies which seems entirely in keeping with the occasion. All I know is that the filmmakers are some uncommonly gutsy people. Not only are they courting the ire of a legion of diehard (sorry) Austen fans, but also the possible awakening of an undead Austen who, one suspects, would be a tad cranky after such a long nap, and most likely hankering for a big, steaming skullful of brains.

Book Hunters wishes the filmmakers luck, and suggests boarding up the windows and sharpening the kitchen knives. For you, Dear Reader, we offer some P&P&K readalikes.

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Jane Austen and Ben H. Winters

Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange

Jane Bites Back by Michael Thomas Ford

Soulless by Gail Carriger

The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook

The Iron Assassin by Ed Greenwood

You say Austen was doing just fine without spatter and gore? Suit yourself. Or better yet, let Book Hunters build a reading list that suits you. It's easy, fast and always free.