We all know Jane Austen's stories have been redone with a modern twist (or a zombie twist) out the wazoo! And how do we really feel about that?
I'm not really an Austen purist... obviously, I mean, hello! I LOVE the movie Lost in Austen, which you've heard me go ON AND ON about, I love the book Austenland... and I own Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (though I haven't read it yet).
While brainstorming the other day, I was hit with an idea to do a modern retelling of a classic novel... I don't know that it's been hit before (so I'm not going to spill it just yet!), so I'm even more interested in giving it a shot. Lots of fairy tales have been redone, too. I recently read Beastly, which is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, and while I didn't love love it, it was pretty well done, in my opinion.
How do you feel about modern retellings? Do you soak them up as quickly as they are released? Pick one up out of curiosity now and again? Or are you firmly against them in the belief that what's done right the first time should just be left alone? Have you read a retelling that was BETTER than the original?