Falstaff's Big Gamble [NOOK Book]

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This novel is Shakespeare's Worst Nightmare.
It takes two of the Bard's most famous plays, Hamlet and Othello, and recasts them in Gundarland. There, Hamlet becomes a dwarf and Othello a dark elf. These two tragedies are now comedies with Falstaff, Shakespeare's most popular rogue, thrown in as a bonus.
Both Hamlet and Othello are plagued by the scheming Falstaff

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Overview

This novel is Shakespeare's Worst Nightmare.
It takes two of the Bard's most famous plays, Hamlet and Othello, and recasts them in Gundarland. There, Hamlet becomes a dwarf and Othello a dark elf. These two tragedies are now comedies with Falstaff, Shakespeare's most popular rogue, thrown in as a bonus.
Both Hamlet and Othello are plagued by the scheming Falstaff

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940033298433
  • Publisher: Hank Quense
  • Publication date: 6/16/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 278 KB

Meet the Author

I write humorous fantasy and science fiction along with an occasional article on fiction writing. I live with wife Pat in Bergenfield, NJ. We have two daughters and five grandchildren.To date, I have over three dozen stories and articles published. My novel Fool's Gold is a sci-fi retelling of the ancient Rhinegold myth. Tunnel Vision, a collection of twenty previously published stories is available in ebook and print formats. I'm working on a trilogy that is a blend of fantasy and science fiction, another collection of stories and a fantasy novel and a non-fiction book on self-marketing for authors.My nonfiction work includes a ebook on fiction writing: Build A Better Story.
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  • Posted August 21, 2012

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    Reviewed by Alice D. for Readers Favorite Readers both familiar

    Reviewed by Alice D. for Readers Favorite Readers both familiar and
    unfamiliar with William Shakespeare's characters will appreciate this
    gem of a story. John Falstaff, now self-named Sir John Falstaff, and his
    page Poulet are escaping on horseback from an angry husband. Falstaff,
    fat as he is, has a way with married ladies and their money. Meanwhile,
    in Denmarko, Prince Hamlet is entranced with raising bees, "to bee
    or not to bee", while his dead father sends messages to Hamlet to
    kill Clodio, now King of Denmarko and married to Hamlet's mother. And
    also included in this humorous tale that uses Shakespearean characters
    is Othello, happily married to Desdemonda, and serving as Minister of
    Homeland Security in nearby Dun Hythe. Othello is hated by Iago the
    troll who wants his job. Do all these characters sound familiar? Well,
    what they are up to is not quite what the Bard offered long ago. Othello
    and Falstaff agree to hire dwarfs to raid the pirate ships that roam the
    nearby harbor but somehow Falstaff ends up pirating the pirate ships and
    helping pocket the profits. Rosencrantz and Guildersleeve throw Hamlet
    overboard when he sets out to stop the piracy, and Falstaff saves the
    royal prince from drowning and they become best of friends. Will this
    story show readers what it is that is "rotten in the state of
    Denmarko"? Author Hank Quense has written a totally humorous
    tongue-in-cheek story using famous Shakespearean characters who live and
    play side by side with trolls, dwarfs and elves who speak rough and
    broken English straight out of the Bronx. The plot moves rapidly with
    twists and turns that take us to the story's end and Falstaff is
    scheming once again in a new setting. This is an engaging tale with
    characters that resemble their Shakespearean origins while the multiple
    plots pay lip service to two of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies, now
    changed into comedies. The reader who is familiar with Shakespeare will
    enjoy "Falstaff's Big Gamble" the most.

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