By Erin L. Cox
Yesterday, BoingBoing posted a contest to win a HP Envy 15 laptop. The prize would go to the best literary mash-up. Not the best story, the best mash-up. What, pray-tell, is this world coming to?
Today, in Publishers Marketplace, yet another Jane Austen mash-up has been sold (Northanger Abbey and Angels and Dragons). Are writers so starved for stories and unable to create their own style that they steal content and styles from other writers? Or is this a brilliant tool to bring the classics to a new audience? What’s more, just two days ago came the news that Natalie Portman will star in a film version of the book that started this fad, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
I have Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, but I haven’t read it. Oddly enough, it’s the Pride and Prejudice part that I’m dreading.