Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Chained by Barry N. Malzberg

First-person account from (The Ghost) King Hamlet's perspective. Quickly recounts the entire play and adds a little including an ill-attempt to warn Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. He is joined by Claudius and others in the afterlife and there are references to Macbeth.

Superbly humorous tone (Refers to both Ophelia and Gertrude as bitches!). Great treat for Hamlet fans, or any fan of the Bard for that matter. Drops the Elizabethan language and does some plain-prose satire. Great fun.

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