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what i should be reading Monday

jane_zombies

Despite my best hope, this is no a joke. But pure GENIUS!

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Amazon Description: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies features the original text of Jane Austen’s beloved novel with all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie action. As our story opens a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead. Complete with 20 illustrations in the style of C. E. Brock (the original illustrator of Pride and Prejudice) this insanely funny expanded edition will introduce Jane Austen’s classic novel to new legions of fans.

Inspired by a gnawing spirit.

uneasy companionship

while sick re-reading:

From Hell Cover

now that i am older and more well read, the book has much more resonance on many more levels than it did when i first grappled with mr. moore’s opus.  prime example, while dr. gull is taking netley around london, he talks about the hemispheres of the brain having only been of lately connected more securely by a cable of neurons. that when we were a younger species and heard the voice of the gods, it was one side of the brain communicating with the other. outlined elegantly in this book:

julian jaynes - the origin of consciouness and the breakdown of the bicameral mind