Shakespeare's Witch: Pages of Darkness Book One

Shakespeare's Witch: Pages of Darkness Book One

by Samantha Grosser

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ISBN-13: 9780648305255
Publisher: Samantha Grosser
Publication date: 03/20/2019
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 678,655
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Shakespeare's Witch: Pages of Darkness Book One 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Cutiefulpink 29 days ago
Many moons ago, I got a degree in English from The Ohio State University. As you can imagine, I studied Shakespeare...a lot. So when this book hit my inbox, I snatched it up. Anything to read retellings, reimaginings, or historical fiction dealing with my favorite literary giant. Honestly, when you've studied Shakespeare, it's hard to compare him to other writers simply because of his genius. I don't believe we will ever be finished analyzing his work. My reason for mentioning this is simple, my brain went a little overboard reading this book. This is not going to be a normal review for me. I mean, I can still mention the standard parts of a review that everyone looks for. Was the plot good? Yes. Was the pace good? Yes. Was I entertained? Yes. Anyone who like historical fiction, romance or fantasy will like this book. But what I really want to do is talk about the themes. I was overwhelmed just trying to contemplate the thematic representations made throughout the novel. Years and lives have been devoted to parsing out Shakespeare, looking for the symbolism and meaning in every syllable. Quite honestly, that's what I want to do to this book. Samantha Grosser expertly explores a plethora of oft-studied Shakespeare topics: incest, duty, power, witchcraft, love, God, etc. The story of the novel itself evokes the bard with echoes of his dialogue and plot motifs. My favorite part of this book is how much you will learn. If you've never read any Shakespeare, fear not. You can read this novel just for fun and get some info along the way. If you're a freak like me, jump right on into this story for some refreshers. I'm super inspired right now to go grab my Complete Works of Shakespeare Anthology and just go. Or I could watch the Leonardo DiCaprio version of Romeo and Juliet. :)