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Marlowe's Ghost by Sarah Black
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Apr 10, 2012

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It's really hard for me to get behind a book that wants to assert that Christopher Marlowe wrote Shakespeare's plays and sonnets, but I tried quite hard to read Marlowe'd Ghost with an open mind. I still couldn't get into it; the writing was uneven for me, with not enough substance to support the emotions and actions of the main characters. There wasn't enough emotion, either, for my tastes, anyway. And I really did not like that Marlowe was supposedly sleeping with both main characters. It felt flip and artificial.

So the book gets only three stars from me for substantive reasons, but of course my evaluation could still have been influenced by my disbelief in the main argument about Marlowe, though I tried not to let it be. I will say that I liked the writing, as a whole, much more than in the other Sarah Black book I've read, which I think was called Idaho Pride.
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