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.


Rachael said…
I've been reading about this book, and might have to check it out. Although I've never read Jane Austen. So we'll see.

I think that the publisher just made a bad choice. I think that she was trying to be funny or joke around, but that kind of stuff doesn't come off well in a letter or e-mail when the people don't really know you or what your normal tone is. I actually kind of feel sorry for her because I think she probably felt really dumb.