Since I enjoyed annotating my shelves so much I decided to share a little more. So this shelf is a little more aimed towards classics and modern classics, but not strictly. After the image I will link all of the book titles to their goodreads accounts so you can learn more about them. Also, on this shelf I read a total of 6 books out of the 9. Not to bad if you ask me.
Oddly, I forgot to annotate for Isherwood’s A Single Man, it was heart breaking, but beautiful.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Life Changing Manga of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Prater Violet by Christopher Isherwood
Down There on a Visit by Christopher Isherwood
A Meeting by the River by Christopher Isherwood
A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood
Christopher and His Kind by Christopher Isherwood
*All links go to their goodreads pages.
Do you have any thoughts on these books?
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An interesting twist on a beloved classic. A story with love, family, and misunderstanding. All that was missing was the zombies. Seth Grahame-Smith is a talented individual when it comes to mixing the world of Jane Austen with a monster zombie plague. He is very good at missing these two ideas together especially when he uses time appropriate ways of describing the zombies and the disease that creates them. He also takes the characters and enhances them appropriately for this twist and maintains their original selves.Now I am not going to describe the book here anymore than this because it is honestly the same plot and characters and Jane Austen’s just some brain eating dead monsters thrown in. I hope my wording does not come across at belittling the work of Grahame-Smith because I honestly found it extremely well done.
As the ending neared I felt the same anticipation and eagerness as I did with the original work. I gave this book a 5/5 stars, currently on goodreads it is rated at a 3.27 stars. So many viewed this as an average or slightly above average read. I say if you enjoyed the original work this is well worth the read. Additionally, if you found the classic a bit dull I would try this out. This take definitely adds a bit more adventure!
Favorite Quote:”Your balls Mr. Darcy?…They Belong to you Miss Bennet” When Elizabeth is trying to return a musket she borrowed to kill some zombies.
*Note the movie that is currently out is very different from the book. I preferred the book between the two. If you see the movie it is best to think of it as something separate.