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glorkar
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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 1:28 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Anybody read any of these yet?

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter
Mansfield Park and Mummies
Robin Hood and Friar Tuck: Zombie Killers
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Zombie Jim
Alice in Zombieland

I've not yet, but they all seem pretty hilarious.
 
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greyhounder
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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 9:05 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I'm reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Much better than the original. I'm looking forward to reading the Abraham Lincoln one.

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CacheARRRS
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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 9:09 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter
Robin Hood and Friar Tuck: Zombie Killers
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Zombie Jim

I've read all these. I've always been a fan of alternate history stuff, and urban fantasy is right up there on the awesome levels, so combine the two, and you have gold in my library!!

If you haven't read Pride and Prejudice, or Sense and Sensibility, I highly recommend reading them before the "and zombies" or "and sea monsters" versions. it makes it so much sweeter. It had been a few years since I had read P&P, and when I read it back, it made the "and zombies" version so much more fun.

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sweetlife
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 4:45 am Reply with quote Back to top

When do the DVD's come out, don't have time for a book.
 
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neonride93
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 11:43 am Reply with quote Back to top

make time barry Smile Reading enriches lives! I have not read any of these but I should put them on the ever growing list. I am up to about 2-3 books a month.

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LittleJohn
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:34 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I've just joined Geocaching as a friend and have been reading the discussion you've been having on mash-ups.

I'm the author of 'Robin Hood and Friar Tuck: Zombie Killers - A Canterbury Tale by Paul A. Freeman' and thought you might be interested to hear some background on my particular book.

When Coscom Entertainment (an independent horror publishing house) asked for submissions for a book of zombie poetry (yes, seriously!), I submitted a narrative poem of 1,100 words. The editor liked it and said if I could write a similar, 18,000-word narrative poem, he would publish it as a stand alone novella.

Since I write Canterbury Tales in the style of Chaucer in my spare time, I decided to write one including zombies. But who would fight this menace? The major 'superhero' of the English medieval age being Robin Hood, I decided to take the characters associated with the Robin Hood legends and incorporate them in a book.

The title of my book was problematic. Originally titled 'The Monk's Second Tale' (because it's the second story told by Chaucer's monk character), I needed something a bit more eye-catching - hence 'Robin Hood and Friar Tuck: Zombie Killers'.

One aim of the book is to introduce readers to a more accessible form of the Chaucerian style of poetry (iambic pentameters and rhyming couplets), hopefully to encourage students of English literature to move on to Chaucer with confidence rather than trepidation.

Anyhow, thanks for giving me the opportunity to elucidate on what probably sounds like a quirky book.

Below is a link to the RH&FT publisher's page, and my rather rudimentary website which explains in more detail my Canterbury Tales project:

http://paulfreeman.weebly.com/

http://www.coscomentertainment.com/robinhoodzombies.html

Razz
 
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Trekkin and Birdin
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Joined: 2007-02-08
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:15 am Reply with quote Back to top

Cool to have an insider's story on this, thanks for dropping in.

I haven't read any of these, but have thought the P & P one sounded pretty funny and will get to it eventually. Like someone said, bound to be more fun than the original. Trekkin' and I are both avid readers, and I was shocked to discover this statistic shared in a book I just read, The Empire of Illusion.

According to the sources cited in his footnotes, in 2007, 80% of American families did not buy or read ONE book. I'm sure the stats were skewed to achieve the author's purpose, but even if scaled back, that's still scary and to us, a bit incomprehensible. Wow!

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Rynfir
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:15 am Reply with quote Back to top

lol i have read abe vampire hunter.. it was kinda funny cause i was living in kentucky where his dad lived when i was reading it and i kept thinking i know where that building is. i know where that building was.. ect. but that book was almost believable. now i am back to my paranormal romance and mystery books tho.

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