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Kill Shakespeare, Vol. 1 by Conor McCreery
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Nov 28, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: graphic-novels, young-adult, britlit
Read from December 28, 2010 to January 07, 2011 — I own a copy

The concept is exciting, the art dazzling. But just as I remember from my childhood when I read comic books, the story moves slowly. I guess that is the deal with serialized stories. Thank God I did not have to read Dickens in its original form! But I LOVE this mashup, and I cannot complain about the artists' depictions of my beloved characters, though Hamlet is a bit generic for me. Does that boy ever change? Grow up, already, Ham! I wonder if those unfamiliar with more than 1 or 2 plays are getting the full impact of the dialogue: therein lies the genius of this series. I'm a BritLit teacher, and I cannot keep track of the original place and speaker of every line: it is exhilarating. Can't wait for the next installments. (notice how many of myshelves this sits on. That says something, doesn't it?)

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