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Saturday, 27 April 2019

#BookReview William Shakespeare's Get Thee Back to the Future! by Ian Doescher


ABOUT THE BOOK

In the iconic film by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, teenaged Marty McFly travels back in time from the 1980s to the 1950s, changing the path of his parents’ destiny . . . as well as his own. Now fans of the movie can journey back even further—to the 16th century, when the Bard of Avon unveils his latest masterpiece: William Shakespeare’s Get Thee Back to the Future! Every scene and line of dialogue from the hit movie is re-created with authentic Shakespearean rhyme, meter, and stage directions. This reimagining also includes jokes and Easter eggs for movie fans, from Huey Lewis call-outs to the inner thoughts of Einstein (the dog). By the time you’ve finished reading, you’ll be convinced that Shakespeare had a time-traveling DeLorean of his own, speeding to our era so he could pen this time-tossed tale.

PUBLISHED BY QUIRK BOOKS

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MY REVIEW


This is my first of these 'mash up' books and with Back to the Future being one of my favourite films I just couldn't resist picking this up and I loved every single minute of it!

It's known as 'Pop Shakespeare' and I was a little bit sceptical at first as to how the mixing of Shakespeare with a classic movie would work, but it's all done so brilliantly that you're transported back to the film - just in Shakespearean verse! If you're a big fan of the film you'll love all the little gems from the film that are added, and there are some lovely pencil illustrations included too which add a cute touch! I loved Einsten the dog too - his 'woofs' are translated to Shakespearean prose as well!!

If you don't know the story of Back to the Future - Marty is sent back in time with the help of the Doc and changes the path of his own parents destiny. You can just picture Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd in all their scenes in this book and it was just so much fun to read and I look forward to reading more from this author!


My thanks to the author and publisher for the reading copy in return for a fair and honest review.


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