Wednesday, June 30, 2010

You Can't Be Serious

I can't believe the sudden flooding of supernatural classics .  Really - I can't (this image doesn't even represent all of them)!  Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was interesting and fresh - but Jane Slayre!  Seriously?  If you look closely - the classics are written by two authors - the original and a contemporary.  I wasn't a big fan of PPZ.  Truth be known - I'm not a big fan of classics.  I think they're a snooze fest and way too difficult to read with their antiquated speech.  I realize this shallow-mindedness is my loss - but I'm okay with that.  I don't get it - I don't get this new trend at all.  I wonder if it's a way to get people like me to read the classics in some form with a modern twist similar to putting sugar in medicine for kids.  I'm not buying it - not at all.  Wait - before I become a complete hypocrite -  I'm more than curious about Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter.  I might need to buy that one.  I just need a guinea pig to read it first - I have one in mind.  So that's my random musing for today.  I'm awaiting some interesting news in the next couple of days.  Despite the fact I have no expectations (safer that way), I'm a little giddy.  I hope everyone has a nice Wednesday.  Until then...

1 comment:

  1. I'm still waiting for a copy of PPZ to become available at my library, so I can't say yet what I think of the trend in actual execution, and I suspect you're right that it's gotten a little out of hand.

    But Jane Slayre sounds utterly fascinating. I actually reread Jane Eyre a little over a year ago because I wanted to compare my impressions of Bella from Twilight with my impressions of Jane, and I found that Jane is much more of a Buffy-type character than a Bella-type. So I'm glad you brought that one to my attention, because I think I'll skip PPZ (didn't like the original so much, anyway) and go straight to Jane Slayre.


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