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Ted July 13
When editors approached author Cecily von Ziegesar to write a genre mash-up of her popular first Gossip Girl book, she immediately came up with some ground rules: “No zombies, no vampires.” Instead, she kept the characters human, but took the original text of Gossip Girl and added some murderous elements.
People love movie trailers. They’ll watch six in a row, willing captives in their seats, and get excited to see the new ones that air during the Super Bowl. But who has ever stopped what they were doing to watch an ad for a book?
The work of Jane Austen has proved to be rather fertile soil from which to raise the dead. With Pride and Prejudice and Zombies author Seth Grahame-Smith moving on from Plain Jane to Honest Abe, Quirk Books drafted Steve Hockensmith to pen the prequel to their unexpected mash-up hit, Dawn of the Dreadfuls. We spoke with Hockensmith about Austen, zombies, and why those two great tastes taste so great together.frameborder=”0” allowFullScreen>
After picking clean the bones of poor Jane Austen, the neck-biting, cerebellum-sucking baddies currently infesting literature have set their sights on new, and equally unlikely, prey. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, the latest bit of horror-revisionism from Pride and Prejudice and Zombies author Seth Grahame-Smith, comes out March 2, not long after Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter. And in June, Beatle-mania meets zombie-mania in Paul Is Undead. The past comes alive in these monstrous imaginings. Then it shuffles over and eats you.
These vibrant and visual new releases are perfect for your loved ones — or your coffee table.
Art BooksSilhouette: The Art of the Shadow Emma Rutherford Rizzoli, $65 From Grecian urns to Gestalt vases, the silhouette has cast its shadow on the history of portraiture. The method was a cheap way to capture likenesses in a time before cameras, and its use is chronicled beautifully here.
BOOKS & DVDPRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, by Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen and PRIDE AND PREJUDICE on Blu-ray On April 8, feast on Grahame-Smith’s marriage of Austen and the undead. Then on April 14, watch Mr. Darcy’s lake dive in the glorious resolution it deserves. Which reminds us: You know what else looks great in HD? Zombies!
Pray take heed that the polite term for the undead who feed upon the inconvenienced gentry in the ? delectable literary mash-up Pride ?and Prejudice and Zombies is ”unmentionables”; any term more graphic is considered too indelicate for mixed company. It’s details like these they don’t teach you in high school English-literature classes.
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