A marriage of two minds

By my upbringing and nature I am a planner. I do not react well and adapt to change I prefer to have mapped out all the congigencies and have two back up plans for any possible situation. This has lead me to look at disaster preparation from the point of view of the ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE . So I tend to Consume BRAAIIINS, sorry I mean a lot of Zombie media.

My reason_for_living is by training a scholar in the area of feminist,  historical, gender studies . We are taking BIG L literature here. Her work on the love letters of a pair of Victorian Inscestuous Lesbians is published and available at amazon here. She once famously quipped “Life is too short to read male authors”.

So not a lot of over lap there in reading. It is rare for us to find a book we both can get into. The last one we found was ‘My Year of Meat’ by Ruth L. Ozeki.  But I have high hopes for this one.

Its Jane Austin meets George A. Romero



Its Jane Austin meets George A. Romero

Pride and Pejudice and Zombies

The Classic Regency Romance—Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem!

This story features the the original text of Jane Austen’s  novel with all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie action.

As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton—and the dead are returning to life!

Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy.

What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers— BUT more importantly an even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead.

Complete with 20 illustrations in the style of C. E. Brock (the original illustrator of Pride and Prejudice), this insanely funny expanded edition will introduce Jane Austen’s classic novel to new legions of fans.

Its available after April 15 from Chronicle Books.

I’m so excited.

PS the picture on the front cover is an example of a style called Memento Mori or ‘Be mindfull of Death’.



  1. Barnes, ya twonk! You need to put up a button marked “COMMENTS HERE PLEASE”. Somehow, anyway.

    Good to see Team AntiZed staking out its territory again.

    Oh, and you may tell your partner reading female authors (hey, if she can generalize grotesquely then surely I can!) definitely makes your life feel a whole lot longer. Intense boredom will do that.

  2. Thrilled to see you back!!!

    So do you have to have read the orignal to truely appreciate the addition of Zombies?

  3. Ah, there you are, Mr Barnes! We were about to send a rescue party after you.

    I’d like to see ‘Frankenstein and Zombies’. No, wait. I guess Frankenstein would be something of a zombie.

    ‘Dracula and Zombies’?

  4. Jane Austen and Zed. Well found Mr Barnes! Chick Lit, now with include gore.

  5. Commodore.
    We were all afeared that Zed had you & were waterboarding you for the ZA plans.
    Very glad you are well.

    As for P&P&Z, well I’m looking for something to share with the Bobette, she loves the whole period drama thing. However I know knothing rots your brain faster than bodices & bonnets, except perhaps chroming.
    I don’t know what to do. Please advise.

    • I of course be seeking the book out as soon as available and give you an updated review on suitablity for reading. thou my_reason_for_living mught be a better judge of these things.

  6. Not to mention establshing the zed connection with Auden, but of course it all makes sense now: a million (lifeless) eyes, a million (shambling) boots in line/ without expression, waiting for a sign (braaaaaaaaaains).

  7. So you have finally surfaced. What happened? Did the bunker run out of food or worse yet… Beer?

    As others have stated we were organizing a rescue. Honest. These things take time you know.

    Good to see you again.

    Jane Austin must be rolling over and clawing her way out of her grave.

  8. Check this out, from Austin, Texas:


    Austin is the home of the Unversity of Texas. Surely students weren’t out punking people?

  9. Heya Barnesm. Happy new year.

  10. You bad bad boy, I have been looking all over for you…I should put you over my knee but well I guess a huge girl bear hug and smooch will have to do *winks*

    ~Lori AKA Karada~

  11. Good to see you’ve surfaced.

  12. Hey Barnes. Like the new layout. Looks very hi tech.

  13. DOOD.

    Missed ya, ya big lug.

    Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and glad you’re back.

    I’ve got a video you will like on my page. SERIOUSLY . Not just trying to get you to drop by for schapps. ;o)

  14. So you are over here as well? Trust you to take a bet both ways – word press and blogspot. Means that we have to go to both sites to see everyone’s comments?

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