Sunday, June 21, 2009

Teaser & Question

First, watch this:



I'm curious - does the idea of meshing Austen's beloved characters with supernatural horrors intrigue you, or enrage you?

Austen made it clear that she thought gothic novels could be taken too seriously in Northanger Abbey. So what would she make of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Mr. Darcy, Vampyre?

I am inclined to think that she would disapprove, as her novels tend to support the value of thinking sensibly and clearly.

Yet, I like horror novels, so I'm tempted to try reading one or both of these novels.

What are your thoughts?

Edit: The author, Amanda Grange, is giving away a free copy to people who advertise the contest she is holding. Interested? Here's the link.

2 comments:

chriskape said...

If you like really dark novels, with adept psychological twists and full of the unexpected, dealing with the supernatural and the faustian notion, maybe you can try my debut novel and tell me what you think. It's called "A Diary of Wasted Years," and was recently released by Eloquent Books.

Let me know.

Thanks.



Chris

Shelly Quade said...

Thank you for the comment, Chris. Your novel sounds interesting. I have a lot of reading to do, at the moment, but I will definitely put your debut in my "to be read" list. :)