This blog started out as Michael Doherty's Personal Library, containing reviews of books that normally don't get reviewed: basically porn and cult books. It was all just a bit of fun, you understand. But when I embarked on a three-year Shakespeare study, Shakespeare basically took over, which is a good thing.
It seems that everything I've been reading this year - with the exceptions of the old Dungeons And Dragons novels I returned to for fun - has included some reference to Shakespeare. I just finished reading Mark Salzman's novel The Soloist, and it contains one Shakespeare reference. Salzman writes, "Casals often said that he felt that Bach was the Shakespeare and Rembrandt of music rolled into one, and that Bach's music expressed every nuance of the human experience" (p. 60).