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.
Michael Connelly’s detective novel The Concrete Blonde contains one Shakespeare reference. It is a Hamlet reference. After Bosch hears the
verdict in his trial, he asks, “What about Chandler?” Belk, his lawyer, answers:
“Well, there’s the rub, so to speak. The jury found for the plaintiff so we are
going to have to pick up her tab” (p. 356). “There’s the rub” comes from Hamlet’s
most famous soliloquy.