Saturday, March 20, 2010


By Steve Hockensmith
287 pages

From Back Cover:
Journey Back to Regency England-
Land of the Undead!
As our story opens, the Bennet sisters are enjoying a peaceful life in the English countryside. They idle away the days reading, gardening, and daydreaming about future husbands-until a funeral at the local parish goes strangely and horribly awry.
Suddenly corpses are springing from the soft earth-and only one family can stop them. As the bodies pile up, we watch Elizabeth Benet evolve from a naive young teenager into a savage slayer of the undead. Along the way, two men vie for her affections: Master Hawkworth is a powerful warrior who trains her to kill, while thoughtful Dr. Keckilpenny seeks to conquer the walking dead using science instead of strength. Will either man win the prize of Elizabeth's heart? Or will their hearts be feasted upon by hordes of marauding zombies?
This book was sent to me by a publisher for review. Thank you!
I enjoyed it immensely. It was pure silly fun. I got a kick out of zombies stumbling about the English countryside. Mr. Bennet is trying his best to get his prim and proper daughters trained for hand to hand zombie combat. Meanwhile Mrs. Bennet could care less that the undead are roaming about. Her biggest fear is not finding a perfect match for the oldest daughters and that they may disgrace the family by taking part in the slaying of the undead. There are moments that had me laughing out loud as Elizabeth tries to figure out a ladylike way to chop the head off a rotting corpse. Or the times she is trying to sort out her mixed feelings for Master Hawksworth and Dr. Keckilpenny.
These books are called Quirk Classics for a reason. If you're a Jane Austen fan with a sense of humor or have unexplained deep affection for all things zombie- pick this book up. You will not be disappointed!

1 comment:

  1. I had a blast with this book. I was sort of a snob about the whole mash-up scene, but am now converted.