I think it all started with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies but I have honestly lost track of the number of books that have sprung up in the “Classics Parody Cultural Horror Mash-Up” genre (or whatever future literature critics will call it). I finally broke down and started reading the aforementioned Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and frankly I’ve been enjoying it immensely. At the risk of a pun, Grahame-Smith’s hilarious take on Austen’s Regency drama-fest really breathed new life into an authoress that has always been somewhat lukewarm for me.
I’m not sure how much longer the trend can go before it implodes, but here is an inconclusive list that I’ve come across (but hardly read) so far:
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This is NOT an endorsement of these novels, as I have not read any of them yet except for PP&Z (which is excellent). I’m sure they range from (penny) dreadful to excellent.