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The Klingon Hamlet

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For too long, readers throughout the Federation have been exposed to The Tragedy of Khamlet, Son of the Emperor of Qo'nos, that classic work of Klingon(TM) literature, only through inadequate and misleading English translations. Now at last, thanks to the tireless efforts of the Klingon Language Institute, this powerful drama by the legendary Klingon playwright, Wil'yam Sh ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published February 1st 2000 by Pocket Books/Star Trek
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Robert
Jan 13, 2013 Robert rated it really liked it
How fun to have a parallel edition with the English text of Hamlet on the left page and the corresponding Klingon text of Khamlet on the right page! Then in the back are the textual notes because when the humans stole the work for themselves, they made various changes to fit peculiarities of human culture. Face it, humans are wimps compared to Klingons! And humans have no sense of operatic drama.

As far as the story goes, this is a tale in which nearly all of the characters are supposed to be nob
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Jean-Pierre Vidrine
Aug 03, 2010 Jean-Pierre Vidrine rated it it was amazing
To enjoy this book, you must already enjoy two things: Shakespeare and Star Trek. Those not liking need not bother. For those with taste, however, this book is immensely enjoyable. You don't necessarily need to have already read Hamlet to enjoy it, though that does help. You also don't have to understand Klingon fluently, though that would help. For the record, I don't know the Klingon language fluently; just a few words and phrases. This book goes beyond just translating the classic play from o ...more
Roger
if i ever read Hamlet, it might actually be out of this silly book. because i already have a bunch of other Star Trek super-nerd books, i'm keepin this one with those.

my copy has a bookmark left at pages 24/25 from Davis-Kidd booksellers for Holiday 2001 season

looks like they have stores in Jackson, Memphis and Nashville
André
Dec 03, 2007 André rated it really liked it
English translation on the left side, Klingon original on the right... I indeed began to read a few pages in Klingon and must say that it's quite a good translation in my opinion. I also like how the names are klingonified.
Noah Bogart
Jan 30, 2010 Noah Bogart rated it liked it
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A pretty excellent rendition of Hamlet. The Klingon is a bit rough, as the translation is older and lacking words we have now, but a fun read.
Yael Mccue
Jul 04, 2013 Yael Mccue rated it it was amazing
A must own for the Shakespearean Trekkie! Also a great beginner's tool to help dive into the Klingon mind
Jenni Frencham
May 20, 2015 Jenni Frencham rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult
I especially love the notes at the end. Were I still teaching high school English, this book would be on my shelf.
Tom Kox
Nov 09, 2013 Tom Kox rated it liked it
Funny, but the joke wears off quickly. Luckily, the "translated" English text is also included, so you're reading a great piece of literature anyway.
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Lawrence M. Schoen holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, with a special focus in psycholinguistics. He spent ten years as a college professor, and has done extensive research in the areas of human memory and language. His background in the study of human behavior and the mind provide a principal metaphor for his fiction. He currently works as the director of research and chief compliance officer ...more
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