24 October, 2021

LitStaff Pick: Mashups We Would Love to Read

Moll Landers
(Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe and a relationship meddling theme)

Of all the treachery, scandals, crimes, skeletons in the closet, impropriety, et. al. in Moll Flanders, it seems almost impossible for this not to work. Superimposing the career of ‘advice-giver’ on top of Moll’s already questionable experiences and lifestyle is ironic. Moll Flanders comes to a head with her retiring in her homeland at seventy. Perhaps this will be the era of her life where she is reflecting back on her life to give good advice to her patrons.

Either written from her point of view as an older lady who is looking back–or from the point of view while experiencing the drama–this mashup has potential to be a dramatic yet comedic hit. Someone please pen this one!

-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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