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.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Shakespeare Reference in Celebrity Crimes: The Dark Side Of The Limelight
Xavier Waterkeyn’s Celebrity
Crimes: The Dark Side Of The Limelight is a poorly written book, which
clearly no one bothered to proofread. The number of errors in the book is
incredible. You have the word “an” when “and” was meant, and “and” when “an” is needed. And check out this sentence: “She went back to school while her
parents fought out a custody battle over her and her younger brother Paul
during a nasty custody battle that their father finally won” (p. 228). Yikes!
But this book also contains a Shakespeare reference. Regarding the attack on
Theresa Saldana, Waterkeyn writes: “Fenn looked out from his second-floor
balcony and looked down on a group of people circled around a man and woman
struggling on the ground in the middle of the street. ‘I saw everyone kind of
watching it like it was a, you know, Shakespearean play or something’” (p.
The Dark Side Of The Limelight was published in 2007.