Question (Okay 4 questions):
Do re-vamped classics appeal to you?
Have you read any? If so, how were they?
Do you think it a fun idea or does it minimalize the importance of the original work?
I THINK…Even if the original classic didn’t appeal to me, I’d be willing to try a re-vamped version. I haven’t yet so I can’t say I’m dying to. Something else always gets priority.
But I love paranormal/urban fantasy so a classic with that kind of twist would be most interesting to me.
I’ve heard Pride Prejudice and Zombies is very good – and since I did enjoy the original I’d probably start with that one.
I could never get into Little Women so even with the werewolves, it would be a lower priority on my list, if on the list at all.
If I like the characters, I think it would be fun to read about them in a funky scenario. It’s kind of like reading about them in an alternate dimension. Fun!
I don’t think a re-vamp classic can tarnish the original. The original is a classic,and what makes it a classic can’t be undone by a copy-cat or re-vamp version.
Anything that helps promote reading is good with me. And the publicity of a re-vamp could spur some new interest in the original.
What do you think?