I had heard about the book "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith, a few months ago. It astonished me at first, since someone would re-do a Jane Austen classic...not to mention add zombies! But I actually loved the idea - it was funny and really original.
And now, I recently came across another Jane Austen classic re-do..."Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters" by Jane Austen and Ben H. Winters. Haha this just keeps getting better and better! Haha next, I bet there will be a "Persuasion and Werewolves" or "Emma and the Vampires" kind of book out!
Summary: "Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters" expands the original text of the beloved Jane Austen novel with all-new scenes of giant lobsters, rampaging octopi, two-headed sea serpents, and other biological monstrosities. As our story opens, the Dashwood sisters are evicted from their childhood home and sent to live on a mysterious island full of savage creatures and dark secrets. While sensible Elinor falls in love with Edward Ferrars, her romantic sister Marianne is courted by both the handsome Willoughby and the hideous man-monster Colonel Brandon. Can the Dashwood sisters triumph over meddlesome matriarchs and unscrupulous rogues to find true love? Or will they fall prey to the tentacles that are forever snapping at their heels? This masterful portrait of Regency England blends Jane Austen’s biting social commentary with ultraviolent depictions of sea monsters biting. It’s survival of the fittest—and only the swiftest swimmers will find true love!
- Monday, November 30, 2009
Best of all, watch this amazing book trailer. I was laughing so hard at the end and it's very amusing - trust me.