It was inevitable, really. I'm reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I am not permitted to consume any food or drink whilst reading said book, because I am quite sure it will come out of my nose.
Seriously. If you think I am even semi-sorta-funny, you will love this book. This book rocks the casbah of funny. It puts the "LAR" in hilarious. It gets the Gold Star of Snarfishness. Or it would if such a thing existed.
And before you ask, I am all over his next book about Lincoln the vampire hunter. I hope it's got sparkles in it.
I think this just goes to show that there are indeed no new ideas, and really the only way to stand out from the crowd is to put together two old ideas in a way that no one ever thought of before. And pretty soon, all of THOSE ideas will be used up, so then you'll have to put together THREE old ideas in order to get something sellable.
For example, you might combine the Smurfs, unicorns, and Alice in Wonderland to get Unismurfs in Wonderland.
But then, all of THOSE three-fer ideas will get used up, and you'll have to put FOUR things together. Like the Smurfs, unicorns, Alice in Wonderland, and Star Wars. And you'd end up with Unismurfs in Wookieland.
You know what's coming next. FIVE story elements: Smurfs, unicorns, Alice in Wonderland, Star Wars, and Twilight. And you'd end up with Sparkly, Brooding, and Sexy Unismurfs in Wookieland.
I'd be remiss if I forgot the ninja. So let's make it SIX story elements: Smurfs, unicorns, Alice in Wonderland, Star Wars, Twilight, and ninjas. The new title: Sparkly, Brooding, and Sexy Unismurfs with Shuriken in Wookieland.
But now my other obsession is feeling left out. SEVEN story elements: Smurfs, unicorns, Alice in Wonderland, Star Wars, Twilight, ninjas, and zombies. The new title: Sparkly, Brooding, and Sexy Unismurfs with Shuriken in Zombierific Wookieland.
Wait. One last thing. I think EIGHT is the magic number: Smurfs, unicorns, Alice in Wonderland, Star Wars, Twilight, ninjas, zombies, and (you guessed it) Richard Simmons. The final title for my best seller: Sparkly, Brooding, and Sexy Unismurf Richard Simmons Clones with Shuriken in Zombierific Wookieland.
No new ideas my ass.