Too Hot This Summer? Take A Swim … Or Not!?

 

 

From Quirk Books—publisher of the New York Times Best Seller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies—comes a new tale of romance, heartbreak, and tentacled mayhem!

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters expands the original text of the beloved Jane Austen novel with all-new scenes of giant lobsters, rampaging octopi, two-headed sea serpents, and other biological monstrosities. As our story opens, the Dashwood sisters are evicted from their childhood home and sent to live on a mysterious island full of savage creatures and dark secrets. While sensible Elinor falls in love with Edward Ferrars, her romantic sister Marianne is courted by both the handsome Willoughby and the hideous man-monster Colonel Brandon. Can the Dashwood sisters triumph over meddlesome matriarchs and unscrupulous rogues to find true love? Or will they fall prey to the tentacles that are forever snapping at their heels?  This masterful portrait of Regency England blends Jane Austen’s biting social commentary with ultraviolent depictions of sea monsters biting. It’s survival of the fittest-and only the swiftest swimmers will find true love!

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13 comments:

Lezlie said...

Thanks for the heads up! I linked to your blog from mine so others could come check it out, too. This is the first I've heard of this one. These look like so much fun! I hope they venture into other classics like this for our disturbed amusement! :-)

Lezlie

bermudaonion said...

I have a feeling this one will be wildly popular.

TexasRed said...

This is the first I've heard of this one, but I loved P&P&Zombies, so I'll definitely keep an eye out for it.

heidenkind said...

Oh lordy. Well, as long as Capt. Wentworth doesn't turn out to be a cthulhu....

Lenore said...

Emmy freaked out when she heard the screaming in this video.

Zibilee said...

Oh wow! This looks like another fun book. I still haven't read the zombies book yet, but I really want to! I will have to add this one to my list as well. Thanks for the heads up!

Veens said...

I just read about this one at Casual Dreads blog!
This sounds like a good one!

Care said...

sigh...

softdrink said...

The blood splatter at the end was a nice touch.

Andi said...

I haven't read P&P and Zombies yet, but it sounds wonderfully weird and awesome--as does Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. Brilliant!

Nymeth said...

lol. I like the cover a lot :D

naida said...

I love the idea of these books :)
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Trish said...

I'm not sure how I feel about these books because I don't think I understand how the writing is done--is Jane Austen just credited because it's her original story? Or is her actual text included? Anyway, watched the trailor and it's hilarious. Might just have to cave and see what these books are about.