Pride and Prejudice and Zombies to be on New York Times Bestseller List


Congratulations to Seth Grahame-Smith! Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is No. 3 on the New York Times Paperback Trade Fiction Bestseller List this week! Apparently it’s doing well in the UK, too. The BBC has an interview with Seth:

What’s been the reaction from the literary establishment?

I was expecting to be burned in effigy to be honest. So far the reaction has been mostly positive.

Most people have a great sense of humour about it, particularly the ‘Jane-ites’, who must prefer this to the 60th or 70th Mr Darcy’s private thoughts collection that seems to come out every year.

Oh, bless his heart. Some constituencies can never get enough of Mr. Darcy’s private thoughts, but in other cases he’s not far off. And this is a quotation for the ages:

I like my zombies slow and I like my zombies stupid.

Hear, hear! Publisher’s Weekly has news on Seth’s next book, Abraham Lincoln the Vampire Slayer. Gee, who was his Watcher? And do you think the media hipsters will complain about the Uptight Purist Lincolnites? The New Yorker has an article as well.