We all know Shakespeare’s classic ghost story—the young prince Hamlet’s dead father appears to him, demanding vengeance upon Hamlet’s uncle Claudius, who has usurped the throne and, to add insult to injury, married Hamlet’s mother.
The young prince dithers and delays, coming up with excuse after excuse to postpone his vengeance—but not for the reason Shakespeare told us. It is instead because Hamlet keeps discovering evidence that things are not quite what they seem in the kingdom of Denmark—and never have been throughout his life.
Once you’ve experienced Orson Scott Card’s revelatory version of the story, Shakespeare’s play will be much more fun to watch—because you’ll know what’s really going on.
“Card’s prose is powerful.” (Publishers Weekly)
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Brilliant! Finally this strange old tragedy started make sense. Finally there is a certain "rhyme and reason" to the behavior of one of the most famous heroes in dramatic history - Hamlet. Till today it always baffled me, why Hamlet has been so wildly popular through the centuries. Probably it has been touching the same backstory in our subconcsious that OSCard tries to bring forward. Hearing it has been intellectually very satisfying, thank you!
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DO NOT BOTHER!
Fans of horror stories
The book started as an interesting take on the Hamlet story from another viewpoint, but turned into a horror story
The narration is very good