Classic Books Meet Zombies...and vampires...and sea monsters...
by Larissa Ione
We've all seen the craziness. Authors taking books in the public domain and revamping (pun!) them to work with today's paranormal popularity.
I have to admit, when I first saw Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, I thought the idea was clever. But I didn't really think I'd read the book.
And then, as more books popped up, it seemed less clever. I had absolutely no plans to read one of these hybrid beasts.
And now...now I'm tempted. I didn't like the classics back when I had to read them. I know, *gasp!* But now, with the crazy paranormal stuff added, maybe they'll actually be interesting. I know, Yes, I should be flogged for speaking bad of the literary classics. I think there are really only two I ever liked; A Tale of Two Cities and Dracula.
But they'd be even better if they were A Tale of Two Cities Full of Zombies or Dracula the...ah, well, okay, Dracula can stay Dracula. :)
So, what about you? Have you read any of these crazy hybrids? What do you think? Are there any classics you'd like to see revamped?
Is anyone working on a movie of any of these books yet? Because you know that's next...
Larissa Ione is the New York Times bestselling author of the Demonica series. Her latest book, Ecstasy Unveiled, is about a demon assassin who is pitted against his own brothers and a gorgeous angel in a battle of life and death. You can learn more about her and her work at www.LarissaIone.com