Carole's Reviews > Hamnet
Sep 06, 2020
Oh, this book. The writing is gorgeous, every description is precise and important, each character is drawn with compassion and wisdom, as O'Farrell fictionalizes the short life of Hamnet Shakespeare and the impact his death had on his parents, particularly his mother. I devoured it and wish I hadn't so that I could still be caught up in this time period, in the woods and by the river, in the home of the Shakespeare family, in Agnes' garden and yes, even in her grief because it's incredibly spectacular. I haven't read a book this wonderful in a very long time and I highly, highly recommend it.
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