10 thoughts on “Ophelia

  1. Bex Bex says:

    Okay so I think my star rating needs some explaining I loved Part 1 and most of Part 2 If the book had stopped there I would have given this 3 4 stars Probably 4 But now, the book continues for another 100 pages of the most boring rambling Finding God story arch which doesn t so much arch as drivels along in a slow straight line.I thought the whole last third of the book was so bad, the entire story ...

  2. Katherine Katherine says:

    I had wanted to be the author of my tale, not merely a player in Hamlet s drama or a pawn in the court s deadly game But what had I gained insteadSynopsis Do you know how hard it s been to be labeled insane for over 400 years , cries Hamlet to any disparaging soul willing to listen Hold my beer, mutters Ophelia Biblio Babble Feminist Shakespeare for the Win Despite the archaic times he lived in, Shakespeare

  3. Britt Britt says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I realize the author mostly wrote this for herself, intrigued with the idea that there might have beento Hamlet than meets the eye It s an interesting concept to think Ophelia might have been faking her insanity and even her death, but I didn t like what the author did with it.Of course, as with many modern novels set in olden times

  4. Emma Emma says:

    To be completely honest, I m perplexed as to why people were unimpressed Shakespeare is hard to do, and I think for what it was, she did an amazing job No, it wasn t perfect But I think that even attempting a project like this is ambitious, and I think she kind of nailed it, to be frank.It was sculpted wonderfully, had many different emotions coursing through the pages, and left you thinking by the end Those are t

  5. Katie Wornson Katie Wornson says:

    Yeahthey do stuff Was good till that point I can see the writer s reasoning for putting that section in there, but I thought it ruined the story.

  6. Cat Cat says:

    I think this idea is fabulous I played Hamlet, myself, in an all female production and was really interested in hearing different ideas about what went on between Ophelia and Hamlet as my Ophelia and I played with those ideas on stage A look into Ophelia s mentality throughout the process of the play also interested me greatly.That said, I think this book is terrible The author s patching bits of the original, Shakespea

  7. Yolanda Yolanda says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I love this book William Shakespeare out does himself in this love tale gone tragic Ophelia a motherless girl who finds herself soon living in the castle ruled by Queen Gertrude She works for her as a honorable lady and soon meets Hamlet and they fall in love They have to keep their love in secret because Hamlet is the Prince of Denmark and Oph

  8. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    Seriously, this is Hamlet fanfic, with Ophelia Horatio as the OTP.I can t help but compare this unfavorably to Ursula K LeGuin s Lavinia Both examine a famous male dominated text from the perspective of the extremely marginalized love interest But LeGuin brilliantly turns the story on its head Her Lavinia has a strong enough voice of her own to really bring a new perspective to the Aeneid I felt like the original gained new d

  9. Julia Marie Julia Marie says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here At first this book made me really mad But I don t think you should snub this book completely If you call yourself a Shakespeare connoisseur, then you should just take this as it is and enjoy it.There have got to be a million different retellings of Hamlet Different interpretations especially on film, whether its the straight Shakespearean story or so

  10. Elaina Elaina says:

    2.75 stars

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