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The pages flew by and I was captivated by every word.
She has the right to tell the story her way, but I think her main choice, to tell the story from Ophelia's point of view, is problematic.
The writing style is absolutely beautiful and does an excellent job of echoing Hamlet while being more accessible.
This is a gothic fairytale with language that just flows. Yes, we know the story of Hamlet and we know what happens to Ophelia. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Wulfstan
This modern twist on Hamlet will tug at readers' heart strings as well as provide an interesting view from the nontraditional view point of Ophelia. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Dr Adam Weiss
The Boleyn Deceit: A Novel (The Boleyn Trilogy)
By: Laura Andersen
Such a beautiful haunting name... Read more
Best i can tell, there are roughly two types of people in the world: those interested in reading Shakespeare reimaginings, and those not. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Silea
I loved this story! The mix of genres and characters is wonderful. I was surprised to find that the book quickly pulled characters from "Hamlet" in from all angles and... Read morePublished 5 months ago by A.S.A.
This book was hard to read. Though beautifully written with characters I grieved with and for, the harsh treatment Ophelia receives is tough to take. Read morePublished 6 months ago by SAlaska
Read Hamlet first, then go out and pick up Dot Hutchison's A Wounded Name. After reading the bard's (Shakespeare's) timeless play, you'll be able to understand labor of love that... Read morePublished 7 months ago by S. H. Wells
This book is an absolute treat. I’m not a YA reader (or whatever age-specific genre it fits into), so I can’t compare it to other books of the same type, but this is one of the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Robert C. Hutchison
A really well written look at Hamlet. It's a story you know, yet you'll find yourself pulled in by the beautiful writing style. Ophelia is a deep and moving character. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Lauri Crumley Coates