Review by Emma Short on July 27th, 2011
I think this book is best read after having read the original or, failing that, the 5 hour long BBC thing with Colin Firth in, which is basically the same thing.
So England is being plagued by zombies - this story follows one middle class family, the Bennetts, and their 5 daughters. Most of these daughters are idiots and, like their mother, more concerned with boys than the undead at their door.
Unlike Lizzy Bennett! The primary zombie killer of the family. She does many awesome things, such as travelling a few miles over zombie-ridden fields to get to her sick sister (much more impressive this time round - in the original the main complications of the journey were mud and cold). She generally runs around being awesome and eventually wins everything.
This book follows closely Jane Austen's original, and only veers away just as much as it has to to change the plot. I think it's done very well.