Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

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Quirk Books, 2009 - Humor - 343 pages
569 Reviews
From the publisher of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies comes a new tale of romance, heartbreak, and tentacled mayhem.
 
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters expands the original text of the beloved Jane Austen novel with all-new scenes of giant lobsters, rampaging octopi, two-headed sea serpents, and other biological monstrosities. As our story opens, the Dashwood sisters are evicted from their childhood home and sent to live on a mysterious island full of savage creatures and dark secrets. While sensible Elinor falls in love with Edward Ferrars, her romantic sister Marianne is courted by both the handsome Willoughby and the hideous man-monster Colonel Brandon. Can the Dashwood sisters triumph over meddlesome matriarchs and unscrupulous rogues to find true love? Or will they fall prey to the tentacles that are forever snapping at their heels? This masterful portrait of Regency England blends Jane Austen's biting social commentary with ultraviolent depictions of sea monsters biting. It's survival of the fittest--and only the swiftest swimmers will find true love!

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Worst copy editing ever. - Goodreads
A great parody novel. - Goodreads
The premise was ok, but the dialogue was dreadful. - Goodreads
The love story was sweet and heroic. - Goodreads
They added nothing new or interesting to the plot. - Goodreads
To me, more concise writing in this one. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Cheryl - Goodreads

I enjoyed this book more than "Pride and Predjudice and Zombies". I've never read the originals. I found myself skimming through the prose to get to the "good parts". Read full review

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User Review  - James - Goodreads

A lot of fun, and a neat idea. Embeds itself in the Austen text well, although that leaves you wanting to see more of the world behind the story. But generally speaking, a neat little bit of light fun, and there's nothing wrong with that. Read full review

About the author (2009)

JANE AUSTEN is coauthor of the New York Times, Globe and Mail and National Post bestseller, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which has been translated into 17 languages and optioned to become a major motion picture. She died in 1817.BEN H. WINTERS is a writer based in Brooklyn.

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