Aug 18th, 2010 by Annie
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
|I love Jane Austen and Pride and Prejudice. So, when I saw Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith at a local bookseller, I was completely intrigued. Using Jane Austen’s classic novel and most of her prose, Seth Grahame-Smith inserts his own quirky style, adding zombie mayhem, horror and violence, plus quite a bit of humor. The two books aren’t meant to be compared. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is just a good, creepy, laugh-out-loud spoof of the hallowed classic.|
Book Club Party Ideas for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Decorations and Music
When planning this party, I would go for the “quirk.” So, a few points to consider:
- Our heroine, Elizabeth, has been trained in the deadly arts by Chinese Master Liu.
- Our hero, Mr. Darcy, also trained in the deadly arts, has “studied solely in Japan.”
- The setting is Hertfordshire England.
- And, the countryside is overrun by the zombie menace!
Let’s not forget “unmentionables.” To complete the atmosphere with music, play Zombieland: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. (Be sure to check the movie out sometime if you haven’t seen it. It is a riot!)
To really get into the spirit of things, dress up like zombies, or a sinister cadre of Lady Catherine’s ninja warriors. Marilyn, Lisa and I dress up all the time for our book club parties! It’s great fun seeing what each of us will come up with.
Book Club Menu for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Quirky English Foods for a Quirky Book Club Party. Goodness! The English have some strange and icky sounding names (at least to my American ears) for some very scrumptious dishes.
Devils and Angels on Horseback The darker ones, made with prunes, are the devils and the lighter ones, made with oysters, are the angels.
Toad in the Hole Does this look like a toad poking his head out of hole? Try to lose the toad image. This sausage and Yorkshire pudding dish is de-lish!
Bubble and Squeak Cabbage, potatoes, onions and bacon. The name, Bubble and Squeak, comes from the noise this dish emits while cooking.
Squash Fly Biscuits Gotta love it! Someone, some long time ago, apparently thought the currants in this shortbread cookie looked like squashed flies.
Spotted Dick Hmmm… definitely a very quirky name for a simply yummy English steamed pudding with custard sauce.
Book Club Resources for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Ratings at the time this post was published
|Goodreads: 3.27 stars (21,958 reviews)|
|Amazon: 3.5 stars (496 reviews)|
|Barnes & Noble: 3.5 stars (775 reviews)|
|My Rating: 4 stars|
I’m sure you’ve figured out by now that I think zombies are great fun. Below are some related Pride and Prejudice and Zombies sites, products and resources to help with your book party planning. Have a quirky good-time discussing the possibilities of Team Elizabeth and Darcy conquering the “strange plague” ravaging England.
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