Always a sucker for a good zombie story, I’ve been reading Pride & Prejudice & Zombies lately. After reading this, and considering my stance on chick lit, I have come to realize that I can actually stomach chick lit IF it has a healthy dose of zombies.
Since I have read Pride and Prejudice before (in college), and I found it incredibly boring, I can only assume the only reason why it is palatable now is because the Bennet sisters have become zombie killing machines whose sole purpose in life, aside from finding a handsome, effete English gentlemen to wed, is killing zombies in great numbers.
I understand that there is a whole series of these “classic” literature pieces getting the monster treatment. There is also a Sense & Sensibility & Seamonsters addition to the canon.
I think if more women writers would just understand that they could double the readership of their slack jawed romantic musings simply by adding a carnivorous beast hellbent on killing and maiming the main characters, all chick lit would actually be much worthier of attention.