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Arthur Phillips is...Arthur Phillips.
He uses the introduction to tell his life story to convince the reader that the play is a fake even though many authorities on Shakespeare believe the play is real.
I wanted so much to finish the book, but this aspect of the humor, and the character, became too tiresome by about the half way point.
Clever. Brilliant. Unceasingly funny! Humorous to the point of utter self-deprecation. I have never read a novel (memoir?) quite like this one. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Rico D. Del Rosario
Clearly whether or not this is a memoir, this book takes on down a path of a clearly disfunctional parent whose children miraculously leaped over the DNA of this insanity and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nancilee Wydra
This novel is purportedly the introduction to a newly-discovered (and possibly fraudulent) play by William Shakespeare, entitled The Tragedy of Arthur. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Anne Mills
I did not enjoy this book and only read it because it was recommended by a friend who was listening to it on tape. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Blue Ridge Mountains
In the (presumably fictional) autobiographical (presumably fictional, but borrowing heavily from threads of his "real" life) introduction to this recently discovered long-lost... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Designing Books
This is an inventively conceived books. It is well written and original. It is a tragedy of dysfunctional characters. Admired it for the concept.Published 16 months ago by cherry bost
Equal parts Shakespeare, Nabokov, and Pirandello, this novel is a blast. It is the best riff on the reality v. Read morePublished 17 months ago by S. McCoy
This book was very entertaining for me which was a surprise because I am not usually into autobiographies. The shakespeare play, real or not was pretty good too.Published 17 months ago by Joseph Hawkes-cates
When I've described this novel to friends, it's always sounded interesting. That's strange because I actually struggled to finish it, and only did so out of a sense of duty and... Read morePublished 18 months ago by PadmaPriya