“The idea of combining two data sources into a new product began in the tech world before spreading to other media, including book publishing”. These words said by Adam Cohen, the page editor of the New York Times, were said as regards to the word “mashup”. It is interesting that “mashup” or “mash-up” were firstly used as a musical terms to denote songs written as a composition created by blending two or more pre-recorded songs, usually by overlaying the vocal track of one song seamlessly over the instrumental track of another. Nowadays, this word represents completely new genre in literature. The most popular and successful book written in this style is “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” which gave rise to lots of imitators.
Despite all the competitors “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” is still the most vivid and mostly preferred by public. This book is a combination of the plot of the classical novel “Pride and Prejuice” written by Jane Austen, which makes up the base ingredient of the new book being seasoned with zombies and ninja elements what let the reader have a completely new feeling of well-known story. Nevertheless, don’t think that if you have read the original text, the plot of this book is known for you – there are new characters, such as dead corps which have left their graves and are alive now harassing the heroes of the story in the course of narration and new “upgraded” characters.
The very same England, characters and manners of Jane Austen. Will you think that this book isn’t worth reading? Every passage of the original text is supplied with innovations from zombies what completely changes the plot. Sometimes the word “zombie” is replaced by another more lovely and corresponding word which help to depict the spirit of that time, i.e. obscene, more precious.