#42 - Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Jane Austen and Ben Winters (2009, 340 pages)
The parodies of Jane Austen's works continue as Ben Winters helps the iconic author tackle sea monsters.
The sea has turned against humans, as all matter of sea creatures have a blood lust that can only be satiated by the destruction of human kind. The Dashwood sisters, Marianne and Elinor, only want to find love, but between dealing with meddlesome people and violent, and massively oversized, sea creatures, they find that true love is hard to find.
The story follows Austen's original but is set in an alternate universe, where The Alteration, a cryptic name that is never fully explained, has changed normal sea animals into blood-thirsty monstrocities. It follows in the same vein as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, but at the Dashwood sisters do not often come into contact with the creatures, it does not quite work the way the first book did. Adding to my frustration was the fact that this book moves far slower than Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, making me feel as though I had to force myself on at points.
It's not that it's a bad book; it's just not a great book, which is why I give it an okay two and a half out of five mermen.
Total Books Read: 42 / 50 (84 percent)
Total Pages Read: 12,092 / 15,000 (81 percent)