I picked up Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls as part of the Birthday Bounty; and it’s… pretty good, actually. Quirk Classics seems to have gotten a line on what is actually not a bad sub-genre, here: this particular prequel to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies doesn’t work with Austen’s original books directly, but it manages to have fun with them while also taking them seriously. If Quirk keeps finding authors who can do that, they will have themselves a nice little print run.
Mostly because I wasn’t aware that The Hobbit was 70 years old this year. How this is more significant than, say, 54 or 87 years old is left as an exercise for the interested student; suffice it to say I look forward to my kids being old enough for me to read them this book.
As reported here and here and here. Be prepared to live in New Zealand for a while if they take you.
Also, they’re splitting the party book into two parts. I’m… not entirely certain that’s a good idea, but I am entirely certain that Peter Jackson wouldn’t be able to hear me over all that money and all those Academy Awards.