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  • Paperback: 344 pages
  • Publisher: Quirk Books; Original edition (15 Sep 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594744424
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594744426
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.4 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 188,908 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The reinterpretation of Jane Austen's novel (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) will be followed with the release of Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters... The books were created by US-based publishing house, Quirk Books. Jason Rekulak, the editorial director, said he pioneered the format after meeting dozens of Austen fans at a Californian sci-fi convention. He told the Independent that he was a "lifelong fan" of the works of Jules Verne, and thought it would be fun to enliven the follow-up with some rampaging giant squid and man-eating octopuses...'
--The Telegraph, 13 August 2009

The crossover between fans of Jane Austen and lovers of B-movie horror is small, but it is enough to warrant a follow-up to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. An instant classic that saw the Bennet sisters meet the undead, it sold more than half a million copies in English and was then translated into 17 languages. This follow-up literary 'mash-up' has the Dashwood girls looking for love in a watery England at the mercy of vengeful sea creatures. Forget sprained ankles in Devonshire, Ben Winters has introduced a gigantic, man-eating jellyfish and packed the poor girls off to the Pestilent Isle under the care of retired adventurer Sir John Middleton, who sports a necklace of human ears, while Colonel Brandon's sideburns are a horrific abberation. Winters lets Austen set the tone and the plot swims surprisingly faitfully in her wake. It's a very silly conceit, mixing Regency manners with a Jules Verne topography, but it is as attention-grabbing as a two-headed creature rising from the deep, while diving suits are far more becoming than frocks.
--The Guardian, 3 October 2009

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Jane Austen is coauthor of the "New York Times "best seller "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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By C. Green TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 18 Feb 2010
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I picked up Sense & Sensibility & Sea Monsters (S&S&S) mostly out of curiosity. I had read Quirk Book's first 'Austen Mash Up', Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance-now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! (Quirk Classics), and found it to be, as my review said, a 'A Disjointed, One Joke Effort' that just about scraped two stars. I was interested therefore, to see if trying the same trick with a slightly less well known Austen novel, a different sci-fi genre and a new co-author would result in a more successful outcome.

It turns out that it does, but only just. S&S&S is certainly a better written book than P&P&Z was. The original Austen text and Ben Winter's aquatic mayhem are far better integrated this time around. Whereas P&P&Z felt like Austen's novel with chunks of zombie related action sort of 'tacked on' here and there, the old and new parts of S&S&S are more closely and cleverly intertwined and Winter is far better at aping Austen's style of writing so that the additions are less jarring. S&S&S is also funnier than P&P&Z, although its by no means a work of comedic genius. The latter took essentially what was a single joke and stretched it to breaking point, whereas S&S&S riffs on a variety of genres such as monster movies, pirate adventures and steam punk. It also makes more successful use of the humour that stems naturally from the odd juxtaposition of Austen's writing with attacks from giant fish monsters. Whilst never subtle S&S&S is a far more cleverly written book than P&P&Z.

What it isn't however, is a very satisfying book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Suzy Shipman VINE VOICE on 17 Nov 2009
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I think if you enjoy Jane Austen and have a sense of humour you'll enjoy this book. However, as it is written in a style very true to Jane Austen, you might find it hard going, as I did. The idea of giant lobsters, rampaging octopi and two-headed sea serpents interacting with prim and proper 18th century characters is a funny one, and there are laugh out loud moments. The illustrations are also an amusing addition to the book. But it's a long slow read, I found, and I'm a voracious reader. So I'd recommend it if you do enjoy Jane Austen's style of writing, but you need to have a sense of humour about it and not be offended by her work being turned into "tentacled mayhem"! If you normally find Jane Austen heavy going, then this probably isn't the book for you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. J. Turner VINE VOICE on 22 Nov 2009
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Coming out of nowhere, `Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' achieved an almost sublime level of Pythonesque silliness, combining slapstick horror with buttoned-up historical romance and social comment. Apparently constructed entirely for commercial purposes by a different author, `Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters' comes off as a bit pointless. The surprise element of the format is gone, the writing is not quite as good, and while zombies have huge currency thanks to George Romero, Shaun of the Dead and the fantastic Max Brooks books, sea monsters are nobody's favourite bad guys.

That's not to say that the book isn't entertaining. Austen deserves much of the credit for the compelling romantic twists and turns, but Winters picks up the nautical theme and attacks with gusto. Despite being a bit pointless in comparison to the sheer novelty of its predecessor, it's clearly the result of a lot of hard work. The watery horror-comedy is tightly stitched into the historical milieu, and actually fits quite well. Enough of the jokes hit home to keep you going, and some of the set pieces are great - the sequence where Margaret is tortured by revelations from her love rival while fending off a seaborne horror is particularly inspired.

This is no classic (the climax is very clunky) and, if you only read one of these mash-ups, you should really read `Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'. However, this keeps you reading and makes you laugh - it won't change your life, but it's enough to fill a few train rides.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paul Tapner TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 8 Nov 2009
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The works of jane austen, just like sherlock holmes stories, are now in the public domain as the copyright on them has long since elapsed. That means with both that new writers are at liberty to produce their own homages to them.

So here we have a quirky tale on the jane austen tale sense and sensibility, which has a lady and her three daughters forced into a new life and new housing whilst the latter are looking for love. This book follows the original in so far as possible but it sets the tale in a britain of several centuries ago which is rather different to the one jane austen knew. This britain has seen 'the alteration', an unexplained event wherein sea levels throughout the world have risen and flooded many places and now strange sea creatures will prey on humanity.

There's also a colonel who has tentacles all over his face.

Beyond that this strives to follow the plot of the original as much as possible and the writing style. Thus the prose could well have been of jane austen's time. There are also occasional illustrations of scenes and there's some dicussion questions for readers at the end.

I've never read the original sense and sensibility. And perhaps therein lies a problem. Because whilst the world depicted here was quite a fascinating creation and the illustrations are delightfully well done and very quirky, the writing style wasnt the easiest of going. And by not being familiar with the original I couldn't help but feel I might have been missing the joke at a few points.

The style of the illustrations is good, though. Perhaps this would have worked better for me as a graphic novel.

But all in all a bold and rather inventive effort. Although probably more for broad minded jane austen readers than me
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