My apologies to the people out there who actually enjoy the works of Jane Austen, but I could never get into them -- they bore me to tears. But there's a new book coming out that MIGHT get me to change my opinion:
Yes, you read that title correctly! Here's the product description:
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies features the original text of Jane Austen's beloved 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—and 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.
The book is currently due for an April 8 release. Some of you probably recognize Austen's "co-author" here. Seth Grahame-Smith is also the co-author (along with Wes Craven) of How to Survive a Horror Movie. Fun stuff! Click here for this book's Amazon page, if anyone wants more information.
On an entirely different note: Mr. Sea is employed! They called him yesterday and said, "Hey, can you start work tomorrow?" So, he's at his new job RIGHT NOW. Best of all, it's a job he actually WANTED, rather than one he just had to take because he needed a job, any job. We should all be so lucky.