On my way to Kentucky last month, I started to read Digital Fortress by Dan Brown. The first half of the book was actually very interesting to me. It was about the NSA developing a super secret decryption program the public wouldn’t know about. On my way home, I got through the second half, and it was the typical cookie cutter ending with a sick twist I wasn’t expecting, blah, blah, blah, happily ever after so not so exciting anymore. For a quick read, I would recommend it, but I found myself craving something different to read. I use to read a lot of Dean Koontz, and after a while, it seemed to be the same formula as well. (If someone is interested after my fascinating description (yes, I’m being sarcastic), email me your address to lkscherf(at)gmail(dot)com, and I’ll mail you my copy media mail. You don’t have to mail it back. If no one is interested, I’m selling it at our Relay For Life garage sale next week.)
Then Ron at Subtle Bluntness wrote about some zombie books he had read. I was curious about them, because I always have liked the supernatural (or would zombies fall under paranormal?) genre. So, I went to our local used bookstore, where all they had was Dean Koontz, Stephen King, a few John Saul, and some vampire books that appeared to be Twilight knockoffs. And I mentioned to a few people actually, that I was looking at the used book store for some books, and they said to me, “You know, they have these newfangled things called libraries….” So, I went to the library, and I checked out 4 books, put three books including one of the ones recommend by Ron on hold, and then went home, added two more books to the list and some movies. The library has changed a lot since 1994. I mean, the last time I was there, they still were using the old card catalog system. I kind of went nuts on stuff I wanted to check out, even though they also have a wish list option. I have a lot of reading in my future.
Well, while looking through the computer catalog, I clicked on the subject Zombies and one of the books to pop up was Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance – Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem!. It was toted as being by Jane Austin and Seth Grahame-Smith. I put a hold on the book for when it gets checked back in, and went home to Amazon.com and read the first chapter. It looked very interesting. I read the first chapter of Pride and Prejudice and was surprised by the similarity. Though, I must admit the former is more interesting to me.
After looking into this book a little more, I found Irreference.com where, incidentally, you can read the first three chapters of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I joined their Twitter feed. And through them, I found out I could win a copy of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies at Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom. You only need to do a few things to enter, and I’m not going to tell you about them here. You need to go over there. And if you aren’t interested in winning for yourself, maybe you want to enter and send the book to me? Or maybe the person who has the book check out will return it soon. Either way, I need more chapters!