Book Trailer Thursday: Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

The first time I heard about Pride and Prejudice and  Zombies, I reacted just like any other red-blooded American: I giggled like a schoolgirl and geeked out for about 20 hours by incredulously emailing links back and forth with my friends. Is this for real? It is! This is going to be so bad-ass! I know, right?

Then I read the thing and bailed about two-thirds the way through. As a rule, I don’t bail on books (it’s kind of part of the job description). But when I realized I was no longer reading ninja-versus-the-undead passages aloud to my wife, I knew Austen (and Grahame-Smith) had lost me.

Nevertheless, it was a sensation based on premise alone, and for months Quirk Classics’ hype machine prepared us for the follow-up, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. Frankly, I’m tired of hearing about it. Yet the book trailer takes me right back to those innocent days when I had first heard about Zombies and it seemed like the Coolest. Thing. Ever. Actually seeing and hearing the wooing of English-accented dandies (who are standing a little too close to that lake!) is, as Elinor Dashwood might say, ever so much fun!

Verdict: Quirk: 2, Me: 0. But just make the movie versions already, will you?



About the Author:

Dan Kraus is Booklist's Editor of Books for Youth. He is also the producer and director of numerous feature films, most notably the documentary Work Series, and the author of several YA novels, including Rotters and Scowler, both of which won the Odyssey Award. Follow him on Twitter at @DanielDKraus.

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  1.' Kristen Smith says:

    Thanks for sharing this! I thought I was the only one who thought PP&Z was boring! Like you, I had such high hopes for it. This video his hilarious. Looks like these stories have finally found their true medium – film.

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