Classic mashups have been hot for a little over a year now. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was the first to come out, back in early 2009, but now you can get your classics in about any flavor you want them.
I haven’t read any, so I can’t make a statement for how I feel about them. I’ve been asked a few times, but really, all I can say is that I think that now, they might be over done. Little Vampire Women, put out very recently by HarperTeen, is the first of many that the publisher wants to aim at teens, who have latched on to popular adult titles like Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer.
What’s your take on the trend? Does it do a good thing by exposing people to classics in a new way or is it destroying timeless work?
I guess the real question is this: what’s the one you would most like to read? I’d love to read a mashup of Moby Dick. Oh, or maybe Leaves of Grass (what would be possible?). It’s one of my all-time favorite books, and I’d love to see how it could be mashed. But what goes well with a white whale?