Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Review of Simon by Michael Mullin

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Synopsis: "A modern day Hamlet for YA readers.

His father is dead. His mother has remarried. His uncle is . . . his new stepfather? When the ghost of Simon Elsinore's father returns and claims he was murdered by his own brother, the nineteen-year-old film student must determine what is true and exact the revenge his father demands."

My Review: I have read a couple of re-telling and modernizations of Hamlet and have been a little disappointed. I am glad that I gave this one the chance. It was an interesting, modern twist on the classic play. I enjoyed that it stuck to the main plot line of Hamlet but Mullin did a great job of modernizing the tale and presenting it in a new way. It will appeal to new readers in ways the original may not and it will keep even those familiar with Shakespeare's original on their toes with the building tension and suspense.
My Rating: I am so, so glad I gave this book a chance! It was a great modern re-telling, while some of the famous speeches and lines might be missed but those who are loyal to the original Hamlet play. I give this book a rating of Four Paws.
Simon was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.
You can find out more about Michael Mullin on his Goodreads Page or his Website.
You can also obtain your own copy of Simon in print or digital format on Amazon and in digital format from Barnes and Noble.

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