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Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
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Oct 05, 11

Read in October, 2011

I was looking for something to rent from the library on my kindle since it was a new feature. This book was available. Even though it was 4th in the series and I've only read the first book (The Eyre Affair) I thought I'd give it a go anyway. I wasn't disappointed.

Loved the Lorem Ipsum (because you know "Chicks love Latin") and the *heavily* sprinkled Shakespeare throughout.

One quote from Fforde's Hamlet:
"I’ve learned a lot of things while I’ve been here,” he said. “I’ve
learned that there are many Hamlets, and we love each one of them for
their different interpretation. I liked Gibson’s because it has the
least amount of dithering, Orson because he did it with the best
voice, Gielgud for the ease in which he placed himself within the role
and Jacobi for his passion. By the way, have you heard of this Branagh
fellow?” “No.” “He’s just starting to get going. I’ve got a feeling
his Hamlet will be stupendous."

Reminded me of a recent conversation regarding Shakespeare films. : )
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