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Kind of Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 02:11 PM
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This one cracks me up
Edited on Sun Mar-21-10 02:12 PM by Kind of Blue
and I give it kudos for originality.

Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith who says "The premise of the book is absurd."

"Imagine if, among the tired, poor and huddled masses, there was another group of immigrants who yearned to be free in America. Vampires.

Then suppose that, in 19th-century America, the forces of good and evil battled for the soul of the new republic what we now know as the Civil War. Author Seth Grahame-Smith explores that premise in a new book you can really sink your teeth into."


Listen to the NPR interview here http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=12...
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 07:12 PM
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1. The whole classic lit vs. monster mash-up was old before the end of the first book
I'll give this one credit for cleverness, but it's part of a niche genre that's already entirely played out.


I'll pass.
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Kind of Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 01:13 AM
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2. Don't get me wrong, this was no recommendation.
Even funnier now to me that this genre came and was "played out" before I knew it was around.
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 11:02 AM
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3. Don't worry--I didn't think you were endorsing it!
I thumbed through a copy of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies last year, and by the time I got about five pages into it, the joke had expired. Which makes it all the more sad that a spate of similar mash-ups followed on its heels (Sense & Sensibility & Sea Monsters, etc.).
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Greyskye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-22-10 01:23 PM
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4. I'll give it credit for one thing:
My wife's favorite author is Jane Austen.

Pride Prejudice and Zombies is the only way I made it through one of her favorite books. :rofl:
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