Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Review: Pride and Prejudice and Kitties by Jane Austen, Pamela Jane, Deborah Guyol

Title: Pride and Prejudice and Kitties
Author: Jane Austen, Pamela Jane, Deborah Guyol
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publish Date: April 8, 2013
Source: I received a copy from the publisher; however, this did not affect my review.

Why You're Reading This Book:

  • You're a Jane Austen fan!
  • You love lolcats.
  • You're an animal lover.
What's the Story?:

From "What if Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice was told from a cat's point of view? On the heels of smash hits like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and I Can Has Cheezburger, this hilarious mash-up by children's author Pamela Jane and photographer Deborah Guyol spins a fresh, quirky take on two of the things we just can't get enough of: classic cats and classic Jane.

Pride and Prejudice and Kitties juxtaposes wacky photos of cats with the wicked humor of Jane Austen, and it's just in time for the 200-year anniversary of the publication of the original Pride and Prejudice. Soulful Mr. Darcy gazes at Elizabeth Bennet in fascination; hysterical Mrs. Bennet yowls that no one understands her; somnolent Mr. Hurst passes out on the sofa after dinner; arrogant Lady Catherine hisses at Elizabeth. Each photo includes a hilarious caption that goes along with the text of Pride and Prejudice, told from a feline perspective.

Pride and Prejudice and Kitties is a book for cat-lovers, Austen-lovers, and people who love to laugh--in other words, just about everyone. The adorable meets the absurd!"

My Two Cents:

 "Pride and Prejudice and Kitties" is just what it sounds like, a retelling of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" told through the point of view of kitty cats. It also has a lot of lolcat style pictures that I really enjoyed. It's a cute book and actually is one of the first mash-up books that I've actually read.

I could see this book being a fun gift for the cat or animal lover in your life. Some of the book is a little goofy and some of the pictures match better with the action than others.

Overall, this was a pretty cute book although probably best for a niche audience.

1 comment:

  1. Now I read a lot of Austensque books, but I'm not sure about this one! Well, I'd at least give it a look. ;)


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