Horror/Classic Lit Mashups Continue With 'Little Women And Werewolves'

Horror/Classic Lit Mashups Continue With 'Little Women And Werewolves'

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Following the success of "Pride And Prejudice And Zombies" and "Sense And Sensibility And Sea Monsters" author Porter Grand has turned his sights toward adding werewolves to Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women."

"In this retelling of Louisa May Alcott's classic, the beloved little women must keep not just the wolf, but the werewolves, from the door ... and the kindly old gentlemen next door and his grandson may have some secrets to hide-or share with the March girls," reads the official description from publisher Del Rey Books.

Speaking as an elitist intellectual who takes an almost sexual satisfaction in defending a disparate viewpoint, I have to say I've always hated "Little Women" -- doubly so when Hollywood's favorite doe-eyed shoplifter is involved -- but the idea of Jo being torn to bits by a slavering humanoid wolf has me giggling maniacally.

The burgeoning "horror plus classic novels" literary movement is quite possibly the greatest thing to ever happen in the stodgy world of wordsmithing. I only hope that one day someone will get around to remixing the books of Bram Stoker. "Dracula And Vampires" is too awesome a concept to exist only in my mind.

(Via Dragon Page)

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What will the Author do with Twilight? Something that will make it good and not for 12 year old girls.

Awesome, can't wait to read this.

What's next? War and Peace and Poltergeists?

lockeslylcrit:
What's next? War and Peace and Poltergeists?

The Fountainhead and Felghasts?

I was only half hoping for War and Peace and Demons

lockeslylcrit:
What's next? War and Peace and Poltergeists?

Atlas Shrugged And Sucked Blood? The Art of War and Wendigo's? What, aren't yeti-like creatures scary? *mumbles* I think they are...

Gah, I did the stage adaptation of Little Women, and foolishly I decided to read it. Here's hoping this can liven it up.

I just recently finished Pride etc. and found it pretty fun. Since I never read it in its original form, though, I was wondering did he just shoehorn the zombie bits in or did he somehow re-tool existing scenes to feature the undead? I ask only because, I sort of feel as though I was just head-faked into reading Jane Austen.

Dirty Apple:
I just recently finished Pride etc. and found it pretty fun. Since I never read it in its original form, though, I was wondering did he just shoehorn the zombie bits in or did he somehow re-tool existing scenes to feature the undead? I ask only because, I sort of feel as though I was just head-faked into reading Jane Austen.

Yes, you were.

I recently heard an interview with the author on NPR and he copped to essentially just cutting holes in the original and inserting zombie attacks into the text.

My vote for the next installment is The Count of Monte Cristo and Manticores.

I've got to get around to reading these, they sound brilliant.

Maybe Anna Karenina and Aliens?

Seriously though, I'm starting to get sick of this. Granted, I haven't read any of the books, but it seems kinda gimmicky. Fair enough that they made Pride and Predjudice and Zombies, but the new novels just seem to be riding on the wave of its popularity. As Murray once said in Flight of the Conchords:

"I've got the Crazy Dogggz, they're making hit after hit. Doggy Bounce: Number One, Doggy Dance: Number Five, In the Pound: Number Thirty-Seven; it's not going to stop, it's never going to stop. They're a hit making machine!

P&P&Zombies was funny because it was the first, because nobody had thought to do something so absurd to a so-called "classic" novel. It's like wiping your ass with the Mona Lisa, something the old crowd would consider high crime against art, but the new generation laughs at because we don't share their taste or sensibilities.

Doing more, I'm less amused by. It becomes old, repetitive, and looses its humor. Ultimately, this author is taking books I would never wish to read, and bastardizing them, but they are still at the core a novel I dislike. Now this is just me, but switching to some classics that don't suck so hard, may make this work for many books to come, but sticking with crap classics of the sort that schools force you to read, bad idea.

Where's parodies of Logan's Run, War of the Worlds, or Fahrenheit 451? Or parody new works... No Country for Old Men or Dinosaurs, a tale where a simple backwater yankee finds a duffel bag full of money, and ends up getting chased across the state by a man with a bolt gun and a pack of velociraptors.

Oh, and I so claim right to the title "The Great Gatsby and Godzilla"...

Khell_Sennet:
Doing more, I'm less amused by. It becomes old, repetitive, and looses its humor. Ultimately, this author is taking books I would never wish to read, and bastardizing them, but they are still at the core a novel I dislike. Now this is just me, but switching to some classics that don't suck so hard, may make this work for many books to come, but sticking with crap classics of the sort that schools force you to read, bad idea.

I think he's forced to do it with books like these because they're public domain. As awesome as No Country for Old Men or Dinosaurs would be, I'm sure there would be licensing issues. And the whole point of this exercise is to make crappy books more interesting, isn't it? No Country and War of the Worlds are great as they are.

 

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