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Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell

ciara288's review against another edition

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  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25

imhstone's review against another edition

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emotional slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.0

chb113's review against another edition

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4.5

Grief like it's your own

amaliabu's review against another edition

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5.0

If you have even a shred of interest in Shakespeare, this is a must read. It’s harrowing yet atmospheric, and Maggie O’Farrell does a magnificent job painting the imagined events leading to up his son’s death and eventually, writing the eponymous play Hamlet. The story structure was a bit all over the place, but it worked for me. Her dream-like lyrical writing is my sweet spot!

mcnimz's review against another edition

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emotional informative sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

livingstontheseagull's review against another edition

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dark emotional reflective sad medium-paced

4.75

emilyjarvie's review against another edition

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emotional informative sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5

yeastvan's review against another edition

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emotional reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

alannahherrmann's review against another edition

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dark emotional medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.75