From the bestelling author of Romeo and/or Juliet and How to Invent Everything, the greatest work in English literature, now in the greatest format of English literature: a chooseable-path adventure!
When Shakespeare wrote Hamlet he gave the world just one possible storyline, drawn from a constellation of billions of alternate narratives. And now you can correct that horrible mistake! Play as Hamlet and avenge your father's death—with ruthless efficiency this time. Play as Ophelia and change the world with your scientific brilliance. Play as Hamlet's father and die on the first page, then investigate your own murder… as a ghost! Featuring over 100 different endings, each illustrated by today's greatest artists, incredible side quests, fun puzzles, and a book-within-a-book instead of a play-within-a-play, To Be or Not To Be offers up new surprises and secrets every time you read it.
You decide this all sounds extremely excellent, and that you will definitely purchase this book right away. Because as the Bard said: “to be or not to be… that is the adventure.”
...You're almost certain that's how it goes.
To Be or Not To Be originally launched as a record-breaking Kickstarter project. This new, reader-friendly edition features the same text and illustrations as the original version, redesigned to take up half as many pages and weigh a whole pound less.
A masterfully done work of art
This may very well be the best, most creative, and well put together Choose Your Own Adventure book ever. And yes keep that in mind before you buy this book: This is first and foremost a Choose Your Own Adventure book, with Hamlet serving as the backdrop so to speak. If you’re expecting a faithful Hamlet adaptation you’ll be sorely disappointed, but if you’re looking for a book with branching stories that hilariously intertwine with each other (where it will most likely take you several hours to find all the endings) then this book is for you. If you’re on the edge, then let this review push you over!
Cleary Just for Kids
I love hamlet, but this didn’t really do it for me. I can see this as a good way to introduce a child to Hamlet, but for a long standing Hamlet fan, not so much.