24 October, 2021

LitStaff Pick: Mashups We Would Love to Read


Middle School March and middle school band theme
I envision this mashup as a young adult fiction novel of band kids and their love trials. Glee is quite popular these days, so I think along the same musical lines, this mashup will be a potential hit with a theme centered on musical misfits, and can hopefully superimpose over the classic text.

Middlemarch has a good storyline for woes of love, imperfection of relationships, the stress of social expectations, self-determination, and fate. In addition to these easily adaptable themes, there is a lot of gossip-like communications going on in Middlemarch, which is an unavoidable aspect in middle school.

Overall the potential is exciting and being a fan of young adult fiction and a former middle school band member, I would be thrilled to be the first to read it. Now which author is going to attempt?


-Kyla Lucas

11 thoughts on “LitStaff Pick: Mashups We Would Love to Read

  1. You're not serious right?
    I'm part of the "metaphorical they" partly because I love Austen, partly because I have taste. And this, this is nothing but BS.

    1. To each his own, TubA. We love Austen. We love her language and the beautiful way she connects and intertwines her characters and plots. We also love genre fiction and, yes, that includes zombies and the like. P&P&Z, we thought, spoke to our funny bone and, perhaps, introduced a younger generation to Austen's great works via the silliness of the mashup. Relax. It's escapism.

      1. I'm perfectly calm, thank you, and I bought the book because I thought it would be awesome. I mean Austen and zombies to great things together? It had to be amazing. And I still believe it could have been.
        But it wasn't, it was repetitive, silly, un-funny and completely missed the entire point of the original story.

        But the day someone writes a proper P&P&Z I'll be the first in line.

        1. So did you like 'Abraham Lincoln:Vampire Hunter' ? Perhaps it's just Grahame-Smith's humor you didn't enjoy? I got a chuckle out of it. I also really enjoyed reading our staff picks. There is some great creativity among our contributors. What mashup would you like to see?

  2. I was put of by P&P&Z so I haven't read any other mashups. Don't think I will for a long time.

    The only mashup I would like to see is Seth Grahame-Smiths body in a giant blender with 200 copies of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. It would most likely make a nice pink smoothie and the world would be a better place.

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