Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Quirk Books (July 2, 2013)
What can I say? I came, I saw, I laughed…
Doescher retells the story of Star Wars (Verily A New Hope) in the spirit of William Shakespeare. The cover art and interior art are brilliant. I was very impressed with the faux leather cover (complete with a scuffed back) under the dust jacket.
I really loved the Afterword and Doescher’s hat-tip to Joseph Campbell’s The Hero With A Thousand Faces. I agree, Campbell’s book had a major impact on my life. As for William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, I have to give it four lightsabers out of five. I blew through it’s 170’ish pages in one afternoon and really enjoyed every Jedi moment of it.
It should be a perfect gift for the Star Wars fan or the English major. William Shakespeare’s Star Wars will be available July 2nd … may the Force be with thee.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Quirk Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
- William Shakespeare’s Star Wars (gnostalgia.wordpress.com)
- A midsummer nights Star Wars (mcclatchydc.com)
- Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope (shelf-life.ew.com)
- William Shakespeare’s Star Wars is Exactly What You Need For Your Next Geeky Houseparty (tor.com)