Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters - Ben H Winters
Following the success of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, comes another mangled "classic" which added much needed zing into a boring pulp romance.
Just like the original, the main plot is the "happiness" (read that as marriage) of the Dashwood girls. After the death of their father at the jaws of a deranged hammerhead shark, the Dashwood girls are thrown out by their half brother's wife and lodge in some small and dark place (which causes a lot of hilarity and mayhem to their youngest sister later).
So begins their pulp romance involving a rogue Willoughby, an older sea-witch cursed man with tentacles on his face, Brandon and a hostile sea full of creatures which go out of their way to harm humanity.
Just as funny and irreverent as PPZ, it retells the tale of the original, again better, funnier and more exciting than the dry and grey humdrum pulp "Mills and Boons of its time" by Jane Austen.
Good stuff - 4 out of 5