Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Carrion Jane Follow-up

My last post was about Seth Grahame-Smith's 'mash-up' novel 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' - well, prepared to be sickened further: Publishers' Weekly reports he has now landed a two book deal with Grand Central Press, for a rumoured $575,000. The first book is to be 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'. Yup. There's a film proposal too.

So, we know now where we've been going wrong: how about 'Prince Albert, Royal Werewolf'? 'Little Nell, Awaking the Undead'? 'Hamlet: Ghostbuster of Denmark'? 'Dante, Scourer of the Underworld'? 'John Knox and his Monstrous Regiment of Lesbian Zombie Fighters'? 'Churchill and the Black Dog Revenants'? 'Scrooge and the Time-Raiding Spooks'?

There you are, now. Loads of ideas. Get mashing.

1 comment:

Lane said...

I'm going to stop writing my 'novel' right now and get on this mash up bandwagon. Maybe start with King Lear, some Dostoevsky, perhaps Ulysses...

but first I have to find out, just exactly what a zombie is:-)