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Hamlet by John Marsden
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Feb 03, 2010

it was ok
Read in February, 2010

Okay rewrite of Shakespeare's classic but lacks the subtlety and undertones of the original. Some language updated to be more in-your-face modern but the result is an uneven narrative flow from the mix of old and new. Most of the memorable quotes kept intact, but Hamlet made to look crazy, like King George III, rather than overwhelmed by emotion and desire for revenge for his father's death/murder and mother's hasty remarriage.
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