Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Waiting on Wednesday (9) Falling for Hamlet
Breaking the Spine where we show off books that we want to read but have not been published yet.
Title: Falling for Hamlet
Author: Michelle Ray
Release Date: 5 July 2011
Goodreads: Meet Ophelia: a blonde, beautiful high-school senior and long-time girlfriend of Prince Hamlet of Denmark. Her life is dominated not only by her boyfriend's fame and his overbearing family, but also by the paparazzi who hound them wherever they go. As the devastatingly handsome Hamlet spirals into madness after the mysterious death of his father, the King, Ophelia rides out his crazy roller coaster life, and lives to tell about it. In live television interviews, of course.
Passion, romance, drama, humor, and tragedy intertwine in this compulsively readable debut novel, told by a strong-willed, modern-day Ophelia.
Why I want it: Because I love classics redone, I love Hamlet (the story of) and I love Ophelia and all the art connected to her. Plus I'm interested to see how Michelle Ray gets around the whole Ophelia drowning bit, seeing as thats quite a major part in the original.
What are other people waiting on this week?
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