A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

DNF. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Graphic Novel

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Graphic Novel by Jane Austen & Seth Grahame-Smith. Adapted by Tony Lee. Illustrated by Cliff Richards (Canada) - (US)

Pages: 176
Ages: 18+
Finished: DNF
First Published: May 4, 2010
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Genre: graphic novel, humour, horror
Rating: DNF

First sentence:

It's a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.

Acquired: Borrowed a copy through Interlibrary Loan.

Reason for Reading: This was a Cybils '10 nominee and as a panelist for Graphic Novels was required reading for me. The panelists did not receive a review copy from the publisher I, unfortunately, was unable to find a copy before our nominations were due. My copy from Interlibrary Loan request had just now come in.

I'm not a Jane Austen fan. I haven't read this novel. However, I do like zombies and thought the graphic novel of this might be fun. I was wrong. The pages are unnumbered so I don't know how many pages I did read, but it wasn't all that much, before I just couldn't go on any longer as it was just plain stupid. Plus the artwork is atrocious. The drawings look like they haven't been finished, I couldn't tell any of the women apart, and every page looks like it was Xeroxed on an old 1970's machine. 'Nuff said.

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