If you remember, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is published by Quirk Books, a small publishing house, and everyone was a bit surprised at the enthusiasm shown for this book...it was even revealed that an unnamed and much larger publishing house tried to buy the book from Quirk for a very tidy sum.
So, pretty much every paranormal thing you can think of has been covered and stuffed into a classic.
So, I guess what I want to know now is...do you all think this is as funny as I think it is? I will admit, I've only read two of the aforementioned books (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and Mr. Darcy, Vampyre Slayer) and I own one other (Little Vampire Women), so I can't exactly vouch for them and recommend if they are all worth your time. Personally, I thought P&P&Z was really funny (my male classmates said about this one, after seeing the pictures, "Whoa, I might actually want to read this!"), and the Mr. Darcy spoof mediocre.
It's quite a funny trend, but it seems as if you can't really get in on the joke without having read the true classic. Plus, I can't help but wonder how Shakespeare, Austen, Bronte, Tolstoy, Alcott, Lincoln, and Queen Victoria would feel about these quirky (and more than a bit irreverent) works. I think they are hilarious, even if I don't feel the urge to read every single one, but many people I have spoken with express strong displeasure at seeing these classics violated with things that go bump in the night.
I want to hear your thoughts, so here is your chance to weigh in: Are these paranormal parodies funny, ridiculous, or maddening? Why do you believe so? Do you think this trend will last? And if you have read any of them, what are your thoughts?