You're all aware for my affinity for the authoress known as Jane Austen. So it comes as no surprise that I picked up Pride and Prejudice and Zombies--a mash-up of the classic romance with, well, zombies. You may be thinking, "Sacrilege, darling!" But actually, the story is quite fun. The author, Seth Grahame-Smith, still very much honors Jane's original text as his zombies or "unmentionables" go about attacking it.
So when I found out there was going to be a sequel, my curiosity was peaked. Enter Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. Now I don't remember this story taking place on the seven seas, but maybe I just glossed over that part. (Now Persuasion on the other hand, has lots of seaside backdrops. Anne's love interest is even a sea captain in the Royal Navy. But what do I know?)
I have to wonder if this is a little bit of overkill. Like, once there's an original thought and it's a success, we have to run it into the ground before we think of something new. But who knows, it might be fun. Here is an interview with the NEW author. (Mr. Grahame-Smith has moved on, writing a biography of Abraham Lincoln as, of all things, a Vampire Hunter.)
Oh, and of course there's a trailer...
Pray, what do you think?