“We are each commanded by His Majesty to defend Hertfordshire from all enemies until such time as we are dead, rendered lame or married.”
-Elizabeth Bennet, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
If you like your Jane Austen with a little more bloodlust, or if you ever wondered why literary treasure Elizabeth Benet never ripped out a man’s heart and ate it, I’ve got good news for you. Our Summer FBOTU Book Club selection is none other than New York Times bestseller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith.
In the early 19th century, all of England has been overrun by a dreadful plague that has resurrected the dead and ruined the entire social season for society’s gentlefolk. Luckily, the five Bennet sisters have been trained in the deadly arts by Shaolin martial arts expert Master Liu. Smart, independent and deadly, Elizabeth Bennet negotiates a minefield of manners, marriage and monsters in a re-telling of Jane Austen’s classic. Whether you’re familiar with the original or not, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a lively read, perfect for summer reading by the pool, on the beach or in the graveyard.
How This Works
Now that the selection has been announced, you have one month to buy or borrow the book and read it. Discussion will commence on Friday, July 10 in the Book Forum. The discussion thread will remain closed until July 10, so speed readers won’t be tempted to spoil the book. The book is available at Amazon for $7.77, or wherever books are sold. However, we’ll give away three FREE copies of the book to the first THREE members who post, “Brains! BRAINS!” in the comments section of this post.