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Friday, August 23, 2013

William Shakespeare's Star Wars by Ian Doescher

Hi guys!
A review on the fly today as I'm out and about so pardon the formatting...but even the lack of laptop access can not my sharing of views stop.

Confused you are? Good. Good. Tis only those strong with the Force that will predict whom I am channeling, they will. HOWEVER,  tis only those with a penchant for Shakespearen text, or at least those that like the sound of it, that will grasp the full focus of my least until you continue reading because you know I'll explain everything. ^-^

Today's book of choice comes to us via Quirk Books (Hi, Eric - and stars two fan favorites, shaken, stirred and mashed together like a big steaming bowl of Alderaan tea time.  See where this is going? Soon, clear it will be. Today we shine the collective spotlight of a thousand rebel ships on....

Ian Doescher

To read or not to read...that is the eternal question. (No lie...that was my question too when I first heard about this release.)
Is it better to have sallied forth with imaginations running on all power cells, or is it nobler to let the classics only have full reign of the Bard's particular vernacular and verse?

This reader says. ..take the journey to a galaxy far far away whilst using the tongue of a time forgotten by most but thriving in literature still.  Whether ye be a formidable fan of the infamous trilogy or of the late great works of a playwright that left his mark around the world, this unusual, unexpected, and frankly odd sounding mash up of talents and genres works rather well...something this particular publisher is also known for.  

The characters are recognizable (and I loved how R2-D2 was given a "voice" a time or two...since I don't speak beep), the scenes familiar enough, but only to the extent that they felt like old friends rediscovered after a bout of broken communication. You had things to talk about but you weren't complete strangers. The fact that it follows the "act 1, scene 1" set up also makes it easily accessible to the theater crowd...after all, once you've finished reading it, you can't help but wonder what it'd be like to see it on stage.  The costumes alone would be worth it.

Review copy received courtesy of Eric at Quirk Books ( (THANKS!) For more information on this title as well as their complete catalogue, be sure to visit them online or follow along on Twitter.  This book is available now so be on the look out for it on a bookstore shelf near you. of book trailers or not, you need to seek out the one for this's totally worth it.

Until next time...happy reading!


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