Ink and Steel: The Tale of Romeo and Juliet [NOOK Book]

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Not your high school English teacher’s version of this immortal tale! In brief novel form, author Guy “Cannonball” Maddix retells Shakespeare’s classic romance set in a medieval Italian carnival. With a veneer of tattoos, body art and fetishes, a complete cast of realistic and fantastic characters colorfully come to life. The plot moves swiftly over a three-day period in the lives of the legendary “star-crossed” lovers. Romance, comedy, action and drama blend to entertain readers with unexpected twists along the ...
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Ink and Steel: The Tale of Romeo and Juliet

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Overview

Not your high school English teacher’s version of this immortal tale! In brief novel form, author Guy “Cannonball” Maddix retells Shakespeare’s classic romance set in a medieval Italian carnival. With a veneer of tattoos, body art and fetishes, a complete cast of realistic and fantastic characters colorfully come to life. The plot moves swiftly over a three-day period in the lives of the legendary “star-crossed” lovers. Romance, comedy, action and drama blend to entertain readers with unexpected twists along the way to a stirring climax. The book contains over 40 gorgeous drawings and illustrations, including animation, from passages in the story. The first in a series of Ink and Steel classics!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013132153
  • Publisher: XiMAD, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/12/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

About the Author ~

Before Ink and Steel: The Tale of Romeo and Juliet, Guy “Cannonball” Maddix penned more than a dozen short stories published in several “Best of…” collections and magazines. While pursuing studies that led to a Master’s of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degree at the University of Southern California, he also worked a variety of technical and creative jobs, including screenwriting, for independent film makers.

“Both at USC and since,” Guy says, “I worked on a lot of projects driven by my deep interest in literary classics. I get a kick out of telling these stories in provocative ways that stay true to their core but appeal to people with various tastes and interests.” Among Guy’s own tastes and interests: a devotion to the ways in which tattoos, other forms of body art, and fetishes or rituals bond people with each other.

Speaking about his choice of material, Guy says, “I want this interpretation of Romeo and Juliet to amuse and entertain- arouse and surprise- readers who might otherwise think this is not the kind of material they would get into.”

As for the “Cannonball” nickname? On a trip to the Gettysburg National Historical Site when he was just three, his dad plopped little Guy atop a cannon at the site. When his dad stepped back to snap a picture, Guy bent over to look into the cannon only to find himself sliding inside of it. Pulling the toddler out, Guy’s dad laughed, “Get out of there, ya’ little cannonball!”

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Other background info:

Guy likes:

Cohiba cigars
Agave Tequila
Jeans and T-shirts
Working on his silver Kawasaki “Vulcan Voyager” motorcycle
Guy is:

Single and not really “looking”
Devoted companion to Godfrey, his English Springer Spaniel dog
Happy-go-lucky and always up for a good time

Guy’s hobbies include:

Motorcycle road trips, especially to U.S. historic sites
Camping
Exploring the diverse world of tattoos and other forms of body art
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  • Posted August 26, 2011

    Way cool!

    Awesome adaptation of Romeo and Juliet! Monatgues and Capulets were never this cool before: tattoos, piercings, inhaling "green smoke." Read it!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 26, 2011

    Fresh and Surprising!

    Even though we all know how it ends, the author retells this classic in an amazing, fresh and "spicy" style. Highly recommend it for anyone who's looking to introduce a new flavor into their reading pallet.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 24, 2011

    Like!

    This short novel is a good change to the classic. Pictures are pretty and author did a good job of describing the famous characters.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 24, 2011

    Ink and Steel

    I enjoyed it...great book!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2011

    Interesting read!

    If you like the original, you may or may not like this twisted version. However, I did. From tats to piercings, the families are identified by this. Pictures are very nicely illustrated. I recommend for a good read!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 24, 2011

    Amazing!

    What a truly amazing book.I have just finished reading it and this book is great!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 14, 2011

    An unusual twist on a classic tale.

    This adaptation of the beloved story of Romeo and Juliet is nothing like the story I remember reading in high school. The characters are especially memorable, with their tattoos, piercings and fetishes. Romeo and Juliet are as sweet and passionate as can be. Romeo's father is an abusive whore monger. Juliet's father is short-tempered, but obviously under his wife's thumb. Juliet's nurse is a salty matron whose devotion to her young charge is touching. The characters are beautifully depicted by over 40 drawings that accompany the text, many in breathtaking full color.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 19, 2011

    Entertaining and unusual!

    Really liked this book! It's definitely on the salty side, but also fast-paced. It's got all the romance of the original classic and adds in some clever humor and great action too!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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