Yeah, this doesn't exactly tax anyone's brain on why I pre-ordered this puppy from Amazon, does it?
The author, Seth Grahame-Smith, so so excited about how well the book is pre-selling. It's actually kind of cute.
As for my asking about Twitter....WOW! Lots of food for thought there. I'm still reading over the responses.
ETA: For those of you who've been thinking that Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was an Internet meme gone out of control, here's the description of the book from the publisher's Web site:
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies — Pride and Prejudice and Zombies features the original text of Jane Austen's beloved novel with all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie action. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton — and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she's soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers — and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead. Complete with 20 illustrations in the style of C. E. Brock (the original illustrator of Pride and Prejudice), this insanely funny expanded edition will introduce Jane Austen's classic novel to new legions of fans.
I've also been reliably informed by my correspondents that Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has already been optioned to be made into a movie.
You know...I'm strangely excited about this. Because I DO WANT! WANT VERY MUCH!