Falstaff’s Big Gamble

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. If that isn’t bad enough, 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, who embezzles money from Othello. After Hamlet becomes king (with help from Falstaff) the rogue becomes the dark nemesis behind the throne.

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  1. A Rollicking Ride! When Hank Quense first told me about this book, I have to admit, I was a bit mystified.A sci-fi mash-up of some of Shakespeare’s plays? As an English major, this gave mepause. But curiosity got the better of me and I eagerly sat down with a copy. What azany world Hank creates and what a wild ride he takes you on as a reader! Falstaff, Ophelia,Othello — they’re all here, but they’re nothing like what you remember from English class.Believe me, you’ll never think of Shakespeare in the same way again. If you’re lookingfor a mind-stretching, mind-blowing, reading experience, then get Falstaff’s Big Gamble!

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