The idea of adding zombies to a 19th-century love story could have been funny, but was used in the worst way:
- zombies are just something on the background, they play no substantial role in the novel: even if Charlotte had not been a zombie the story would have been the same.
- the references to Japan and China, martial arts, the dojos and even ninjas feel just out of place, like the author thought "hey, I like japan, let's fill the book with all sorts of oriental stuff!" (and again, the have no real weight in the story).
- the gratuitous violence: here and there you find a perfect gentleman which has "savagely beaten" someone, and then Wicham which accepts to be rendered lame. Are you serious?
In short, it seems that the author tried to make a mix from Pride and Prejudice, a movie by Robert Rodriguez and some zombies, and ended up with no fun, no style (it's harder to read than the original), and almost no zombies....Continua