Author Seth Grahame-Smith explains how he came up with such a marvelous idea:
"It quickly became obvious that Jane [Austen] had laid down the blueprint for a zombie novel," said Grahame-Smith, a television comedy writer. "Why else in the original should a regiment arrive on Lizzie Bennet's doorstep when they should have been off fighting Napoleon? It was to protect the family from an invasion of brain-eaters, obviously."
The book is scheduled to hit shelves later this Spring, but you can preorder a copy today.
What future "literary mash-ups" should we be looking forward to?
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William Monahan, the screenwriter behind The Departed, has picked up the rights to The Art of the Heist: Confessions of a Master Art Thief, Rock-And-Roller, and Prodigal Son.
[Coauthor Myles] Connor became an art connoisseur and a rock musician whose band, Myles and the Wild Ones, backed Roy Orbison. He was also an accomplished art and antiques thief who was involved in a series of museum robberies that grabbed headlines in Boston in the 1970s and 1980s.
Monahan is currently in preproduction on his directorial debut of Ken Bruen's mystery/thriller London Boulevard.
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