This blog started out as Michael Doherty's Personal Library, and it was reviews of books that normally don't get reviewed: basically porn and those insane Scientology books. It was all just a bit of fun, you understand. But both porn and cult propaganda get dull rather quickly. And then I embarked on a three-year Shakespeare study. And Shakespeare has basically taken over, which is a good thing.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Shakespeare References in Melissa Bank’s The Girls’ Guide To Hunting And Fishing
Melissa Bank’s novel The
Girls’ Guide To Hunting And Fishing has a few Shakespeare references. At
one point, two characters are talking about learning French, and one says, “It’s
like Shakespeare – after a certain point, it just comes over you” (p. 54). And
then a little later, this is repeated: “You
probably could if you let yourself, I think. It’s like Shakespeare – after a certain point, it just comes over you”
(p. 69). This time the subject is sailing, not French. Then at the end, there
is a reference to Romeo And Juliet,
in the choice of a dog’s name: “His favorites are my favorites – Flora, the
huge bulldog; Romeo, the harlequin Great Dane” (p. 253).