Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (and PR)
I think P&P&Z is a great fun book with an amusing premise (and it's even intellectually stimulating in terms of mashup culture and the refashioning of cultural and intellectual capital and property). But, this may not have been the best approach to selling it to the new world of blogger/reviewers: Flavorwire: How to Alienate Bloggers
I'll leave it to you to make up your own mind. Was it a colossal fail, an attempt at humor gone awry, or a case of an overly-sensitive blogging community?
Besides, who cares? It's still a fun book that is generating a lot of press (and sales, one would hope). I'm sure it will lead to a new kind of book for a while. And that's never a bad thing.