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

| 2 Oct 2009 15:33

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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