I had a whole big take off on Full Metal Jacket planned, but it’s not ready for primetime yet. I got as far as “drop your quills and grab your socks” 🙂
New reader Jessica hit me up with a question over the weekend where she asked (and this is a paraphrase), “I was in the bookstore the other day and saw a novel that was based on Shakespeare. Do you know which one it was?”
I wrote back suggesting that there were many, and that this was the equivalent of saying “I saw a romance novel with a pirate on the cover, do you know which one I’m talking about?” but promised that I would post an opportunity for my lurking authors to pop up and shill their work a bit.
So here’s your opportunity. She did say “Shakespeare novel” and that was really it, so anything else is fair game. If you’re not an author but you know a book that should go on the list, speak up! I don’t think Christopher Moore’s hanging out but “Fool”, his rather bawdy spin on King Lear, would certainly fit the category.
Get going! Sound off like you’ve got a couplet!
UPDATE: Since so many people are wondering, here is the exact wording. I suppose “newish looking” might be a clue, but that’s about it:
The other day, I was at the bookstore (ran in with a three year old to the free potty) and spotted a newish looking novel that used Shakespeare as a jumping-off point. I couldn’t tell you what it was about, only that I had never heard of it and that it looked interesting- I really was flying by with my son in a panic. I tried to find it later and nobody at any bookstore, including that one, can help me figure out what it was.
Shakespeare as a jumping off point helps to classify it a bit I suppose. Not really about Shakespeare the man, but rather an extension to one of his plays?