Review 1 of Hang Shakespeare by Robert Boog
I liked the way you communicated with the reader. I must say, I normally would not choose this kind of book but it is one of the most interesting and interactive books I’ve ever read.
Review 2 of Hang Shakespeare by Robert Boog
The book Hang Shakespeare! By Robert Boog honestly has become one of the gems I’m happy to add to my reading library. Robert uses wit, humor and common sense and then takes the foundations of the works we believed for so long to be Shakespeare’s and turns our eyes to the suspicions of literary minds and historians that perhaps Shakespeare did not actually write any of his works. Robert uses not only examples of how the writings might not be originally Shakespeare’s but also uses illustration and modern-day examples to help the reader understand this very intriguing mystery. Though I can not ascertain for certain my own beliefs on who the actual author is for such famous works I do find Robert’s research and position on the matter to be very well thought out and informative. Definitely a great read for anyone who enjoys a historical minded mystery or anyone in general who enjoys a bit of historical research.
Review #3 of Hang Shakespeare by Robert Boog
This is a fairly unusual book . I liked the cover which gives an idea it might detail secret messages and hinted at possible conspiracy theory – admittedly not my usual choice but as an English graduate and teacher, this did intrigue me. I have heard many times over the years that Shakespeare did not write his own works. I have heard that they were actually written by several different names including a black woman named Amelia Bassano. I felt that this is an interesting topic to cover. It was warm, funny and quite familiar in tone, nothing like the stuffy textbooks one might expect to encounter when researching such subject matter and oddly, I read it in Stephen Fry’s voice because it’s just the sort of tone and humour I imagined (plus I like Stephen Fry). I liked that I was able to go on this inspiration journey with the writer so that I felt invested in the work as well as the narrator and I liked the mention of the wife which happened a few times throughout and gave the same warm feeling each time. I was interested, curious and hooked! The book made sense and was well set out. I could follow the argument quite easily. I felt there was some repetition at the end.
Review #4 of Hang Shakespeare by Robert Boog
As another reader already said, this is like a small gem: precious, and polished. Priceless. It’s an interesting and fun book which was paced well and had plenty to keep me engaged. I loved it!
Review #5 of Hang Shakespeare
From the author of two romantic comedy books that will make you smile and want more (The Real Estate Rookie and “Is She the One”) comes ” Hang Shakespeare”. Robert Boog’s narrative makes the book an “easy read” and highly captivating. He knows his way about engaging readers by cleverly turning a phrase and/or mixing in a dose of humor along with offering facts and his original insights. Usually, “boring” is the word I would use to describe a book on Shakespeare but from the very start where he points out a phrase “hang Shakespeare” that has been hiding in plain sight for over 400 years to the apparent signs of the “real” author’s mental illness, he makes connections that now seem obvious and yet highly original. I have never heard anyone else mention these things. Normally I will need to recap several times, however, the commendable work of the writer ensured that everything was understood with a single read. Robert used relatable examples and illustrations to help convey his point. Quite frankly, this made me slowly fall in love with the book. Also, what makes the book distinct is how his arguments are logical and practical. Robert vividly explains his suspicions about Shakespeare’s work derived from the bard’s own poetry and sonnets. Boog points out the anomalies from Shakespeare’s poems and sonnets and analyzes them perfectly to build suspense which makes readers want to not only find out more about this unresolved mystery but to join in as well! So Bravo on that.
Review of Hang Shakespeare
Hang Shakespeare deserves critical acclaim for it is an absolute triumph and a real spectacle. If you haven’t read it, do something about that. It’s a real treat!!!
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