Monday, April 12, 2010

[News and Notes] Monster Mashup

Abraham Lincoln, the vampire slayer? Yes, America’s 16th president is the hero of the newest book by Seth Grahame-Smith, bestselling author of monster mashup fiction.

What is a mashup novel? Camille at explains:

"Mash up novels are novels which combine the stories of classics (usually public domain) with anything. The 'anything' tends to be monsters, zombies, sea monsters, androids, werewolves, vampires.... "

If you are familiar with classic novels you might giggle at the clever mashup titles, but I'll warn you that the book covers are a bit gory.

Camille lists a few mashup novels on her blog.

Have you read a monster mashup?
Share your thoughts and reviews with Memphis Reads.


I read "Pride & Prejudice & Zombies" and enjoyed it. Not being a fan of the original, I felt it dragged (through some of those parts) but really picked up by the end! This concept for a book is very interesting...I look forward to future books.

Beth, Highland Branch
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