"Last night at midnight, Quirk Books announced a followup to its surprise hit “Pride & Prejudice and Zombies.” The name? “Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters,” of course. The novel will go on sale Sept. 15 and is written by Ben H. Winters (”P&P&Z” author Seth Grahame Smith is currently at work on “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” for Grand Central). Quirk editor (and franchise creator) Jason Rekulak tells EW that he “just thought it would be really funny to desecrate a classic work of literature” and that he wanted to differentiate his books from the ”one-millionth vampire novel that’s going to be published this year.” In lieu of zombies, Winters promises readers will be introduced to a giant rampaging mutant lobster, octopi with glittering tentacles, and lots and lots of pirates.
May we humbly suggest “Mansfield Park and Mothra” or “Emma and El Chupacabra” next? Northanger Abbey and….your turn, commentariat."