[BOOKS] ⚡ Mansfield Park and Mummies: Monster Mayhem, Matrimony, Ancient Curses, True Love, and Other Dire Delights Author Vera Nazarian – Motyourdrive.co.uk


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  • 568 pages
  • Mansfield Park and Mummies: Monster Mayhem, Matrimony, Ancient Curses, True Love, and Other Dire Delights
  • Vera Nazarian
  • English
  • 16 January 2018

10 thoughts on “Mansfield Park and Mummies: Monster Mayhem, Matrimony, Ancient Curses, True Love, and Other Dire Delights

  1. says:

    There are three Austen mash ups that I like this one, Jane Bites Back, and James Fairfax, each for different reasons.This one is just plain fun Crazy, Monty Python fun Nazarian does a much better job than the zombies or seamonster guys in tinkering with Austen s text in this case, Mansfield Park, to add in werewolves, vamps, and the sort of late nineteenth century weird Egyptian mythology motifs that, overlying the restrained set pieces Austen gives us, makes a funnier contrast.I could hear various Python voices reading it aloud, which added to the effect The narrative voice was a sort of glutinous Vincent Price I would dearly love it if someone podcasted it.

  2. says:

    I couldn t make it past page 109 Any supernatural parody of Jane Austen is bound to be a bit odd, so I wasn t expecting anything terribly high brow, but there is a fine line between silly that s funny and silly that s dumb For me, this book crossed that line one too many times First, there s the dumb footnotes Second, the wolf speak that one of the werewolf characters uses The straw that broke the camel s back was the scene when the Pharaoh comes back to life Seriously, why can t he undo his own bandages All the other mummies don t seem to have had a problem with it And of all the miscommunication problems the author could have focused on, she chose muffled muttering It was especially annoying since until now, Lady Bertram had had no trouble communicating telepathically All of this was topped off with WAY too many Your mummyship platitudes I get that this lady isn t the most cerebral character of all time, but that s kind of childish, condescending, and dumb.All of that being said, there were good parts I liked how the author slowly built up to the mummies awakening, adding just a hint of mystery to all of the character building scenes While I felt that the werewolf thing was way too overdone in one character, it didn t detract from the spinster aunt And I loved what I saw of Fanny s character I found her so easy to relate to Although, to be fair, that might have been thanks to Austin herself In all, while some people might find it funny, I did not It felt like the author was trying too hard.

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    Please note As always, if you are reading this review on a site that does not allow formatting, to see formatting, links, etc please visit my blog, Now is Gone Links can always be found in my profile, on every site I on which I m a member.Book Info Genre Classic Literature parodyReading Level AdultRecommended for Fans of Jane Austen who enjoy a laugh, people who enjoy parodies, Vera Nazarian fansMy Thoughts This was the first of the supernatural Jane Austen parodies that Nazarian wrote I can see that her abilities have increased with practice, as this one is not nearly as rib splitting as the second, which is not nearly as hilarious as the third Nonetheless, now I see from whence came both the Brighton Duck and the horrible afflictions found in the third book it is all developed starting here Therefore I shall say that while the books may indeed be read out of order, I recommend that you read them in publication date if you are able, just to see that development.The parody aspect of this book is good, but not as good as the two later books in this series I imagine it s due to the source material, as Mansfield Park was just a snorefest to me The book is very long, and there is much too much handwringing and oh dear and what will the neighbors think and general fluttering for me And poor little timid Fanny oh, I just wanted to wring her neck sometimes I know Jane Austen in the original was probably as much making fun of society as anything, but there was just too much in this one to hold my attention or amuse me as much as the others This absolutely will not stop me from pouncing on any new books that Vera Nazarian might decide to parody, of course, as her satires and parodies are top notch.You have to realize that this book probably suffered in comparison to its two excellent followups as well, because books 2 and 3 in the Supernatural Jane Austen series really tickled my funny bone, so I had very high expectations for this one Probably if I d read this one first, I would have enjoyed it I was quite amused by Lady Bertram and her vague fondnesses and her obsession with Egyptology, although I didn t much care for the unfaithful and vindictive Maria nor Julie, and Mrs Norris was an obnoxious waste of resources.If you like Jane Austen, if you like classic literature parodies, if you liked Mansfield Park, then you might enjoy Mansfield Park and Mummies Do not miss the other two books in this series, which in my opinion are much funnier than this one that information is below.Series Information The Supernatural Jane Austen series consists of parodies of all of Jane Austen s major books They are all standalone and can be read in any order The order listed is simply the order of publication.Book 1 Mansfield Park and Mummies Monster Mayhem, Matrimony, Ancient Curses, True Love, and other Dire DelightsBook 2 Northanger Abbey and Angels and Demons, review linked hereBook 3 Pride and Platypus Mr Darcy s Dreadful Secret, review linked hereDisclosure I purchased this book for myself No review has been requested All opinions are my own.Synopsis Spinsterhood or Mummification.Ancient Egypt infiltrates Regency England in this elegant, hilarious, witty, insane, and unexpectedly romantic monster parody of Jane Austen s classic novel.Our gentle yet indomitable heroine Fanny Price must hold steadfast not only against the seductive charms of Henry Crawford but also an Ancient Egyptian PharaohMeanwhile, the indubitably handsome and kind hero Edmund attempts Exorcisms Miss Crawford vamps out Aunt Norris channels her inner werewolf The Mummy mesmerized Lady Bertram collects Egyptian artifactsThere can be no doubt that Mansfield Park has become a battleground for the forces of Ancient Evil and Regency True Love.

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    Mansfield Park and Mummies 978 1 60 762047 1I loved Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies , and I really wanted to love Mansfield Park and Mummies , but I felt that this book was such a rushed and sloppy attempt to cash in on the current Austen and monsters trend that I really cannot recommend it to anyone Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters were both wonderfully good laughs largely because they perfectly imitated the ebb and flow of Austen s writing style, and because they took the basic format of the source novels, and then reworked the text into a whole new narrative completely new material, but with a completely authentic Austen feel Mansfield Park and Mummies , however, completely fails to imitate Austen s style the parts where Author Nazarian s writing takes over occur with an almost audible clunk Further, the source text doesn t feel rewritten into a whole new story it feels like Mansfield Park but with random references to mummies and werewolves shoe horned forcibly in When you strip that subtlety away, you ve lost a large part of the Austen and monsters humor.Frustratingly, the lack of subtlety doesn t end there The scholarly notes that sprinkle the book from page to page strain so hard at being funny, they might as well have been written in flashing neon pink The note for her bitter answer to her sisters put an end to all intercourse 1 between them is a bald faced Ahem Ha, ha, it s a sex joke Get it Cause intercourse means a little something different now than it did then Moving on the footnote for adze is, An ancient metal thing Seriously, thou needst google it I don t even know what to say about this why is a note in an Austen novel written in Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe It feels like some poor, beleaguered editor rushed through this novel in one evening, adding funny footnotes in order to get the book out to press the next morning Beyond all the juvenile let s snicker because Ms Austen said intercourse folderol, this novel fails because too much was attempted here The backdrop is mummies , but that doesn t stop Nazarian from insistently shoe horning in werewolves, because the two themes work so well together, after all Perhaps the editors thought that the previous two books had zombies AND sea monsters in the same novel and wanted to present an equally bizarre juxtaposition, who knows Overall, this feels like a rushed product, hurried out to milk as much as possible out of the PPZ SSSM fad, in the hopes that good writing, careful world building, and actual humor were optional I m only sorry I paid full price for it Ana Mardoll

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    If I could, I would probably give this 2 and a 1 2 stars.I m not sure why I keep reading these mash ups I thought that Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was going to be the best way to re read Jane Austen ever As much as the girl in me loves the characters created by Jane Austen, the reader in me knows that the plots slow and plodding, moved forward not by action but by the slow passage of time Here was the promise of everything good, the charm of Jane Austen random monster violence.It doesn t work It might have worked for a skit for SNL or for a movie perhaps the Graphic Novel fixes it However, all of the comedy of these mash ups rely so heavily on the joke set up in the title that the humor runs really thin before we run out of prose.What I will say about Mansfield Park and Mummies, specifically, is that of the four Austen mash ups I have read, it respects the material the most You can tell that the author is well aquainted with and a fan of Mansfield Park, which I m almost certain Ben Winters and Seth Grahame Smith are not This leads to far fewer sociopathic tendencies in the new incarnations of the characters than in the other versions I ve read.I really disliked in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies how Seth Grahame Smith resorted to poop and penis jokes to try to get some cheap laughs out of what was an ailing comedy In Mansfield Park and Mummies, the footnotes offer us endless jokes about the word intercourse and its use in the text It was not very funny the first time and it was certainly not funny the 27th time I felt like I was back in high school english lit class with the meatheads in the back snickering behind me.I really think that Ms Nazarian does what she can with the material she has footnotes not withstanding, I wish everyone of them had been removed There is definite creativity in the story as she juggles not just Mummies but werewolves and vampires as well Because she knows Mansfield Park, the new parts were integrated much better than in other mash ups I have read that felt like poor cuting and pasting I ll also give it to her that Mansfield Park is a challenging Austen text, since the characters are a little less likable and the plot even uneventful then her beloved classics.Still, despite my reading these mash ups over and over looking for them to be hilarious, I realize that they just aren t and never will be It s time for the fad to end.

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    This book was a lot of fun, and Nazarian s additions made sense with the established personalities of Austen s characters.My one issue with it and one I m sure I d have with other AustenBook And SupernaturalCritter books There didn t seem to be enough repercussions from some of the events For example, if a flock of mummies attacks at a ball, people are going to be talking about it, wondering about it, etc for years afterward And you d expect that event to have further effects on the plot, which largely seems absent As long as I m reading it with my Having Some Silly Fun with Austen hat on, I can take it in stride, but once I put on my Speculative Fiction hat, I start wondering why nothing changed as a result of it.Still, it was a good piece of Austen based entertainment.

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    I admit it, I am a sucker for these Austen mash ups This is the 5th one I ve read and the second by Vera Nazarian While this is no substitute for Austen s original, it was a fun read and I liked the way the added parts of the book enhanced Austen s characters and story For example, explanations are given why Lady Bertram is always so mild and half alseep all the time it s like she s under a spell or something and why Aunt Norris is so mean Fanny Price has always been for me the most boring of Austen s heroines and this book gave her a little bit of a draw for me Not everyone likes these type of books because it lessens Jane Austen s authorial accomplishments but I think she would be flattered.

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    Mansfield Park and Mummies is an unapologetically silly paranormal spoof of Jane Austen s third novel Mummies might have been chosen for alliterative purposes, since all sorts of dark creatures permeate the story which closely follows the original plot The scholarly footnotes are also silly admonishments lest the reader harbors prurient thoughts when words like intercourse are used Although there were gross historical inaccuracies and some editorial oversights, I thought it was a light, fun read which made me want to read the original Austen.

  9. says:

    I have always thought that Mansfield Park is the weakest of all of Jane Austin s books The heroine, Fanny Price is a weaker character than Elizabeth Bennett and less interesting than either Miss Dashwood Not so in Mansfield Park and Mummies, where she is elevated to the status of mummy fighter and vampire hunter but sadly, not slayer The book is filled with hilarious footnotes and modern slants on Austin s historic social commentary The author s deft touches keep the book interesting throughout it s considerable length.

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    Goodness, this is just killing me PPZombies was AMAZING, but so far all of the other spoofs I ve read have really failed I haven t actually read all of regular Mansfield Park yet, which is bad, I know, so that made it a little confusing The author just tried way too hard to make it clever and mysterious and intriguing, so then it wasn t I hate giving something connected to Jane 2 stars, but it was just dull and dragging.

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