More Quirkiness

Last week Neil posted about fiction trends, and mentioned in particular the current zombie and vampire fiction craze.  One title he called out was Pride 39972130and Prejudice and Zombies, an adaptation (or defilement, depending on your point of view) of Jane Austen’s classic.

The publisher of P & P and Zombies is the aptly named Quirk Books.  Today’s Shelf Awareness newsletter is devoted wholly to Quirk, “the originators of ‘the monster mashup’.”  Go ahead and scoff, but P & P and Zombies  has more than 850,000 copies in print and has been sold for translation into 19 other languages. Next up: Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, to be published in September.



About the Author:

Mary Ellen Quinn is the author of the Historical Dictionary of Librarianship (2014), the former editor of Reference Books Bulletin, and a long-time contributing writer to Booklist.

Post a Comment