William Shakespeare, Crime Scene Cleaner. By F J McQueen. Urbane Publications, 2016. Out now in paperback. Amazon review: 5.0 out of 5 stars Quite simply extraordinary By Mark Mayes on 25 Dec. 2016…
Out Damned Spot, by F J McQueen
Posted: December 24, 2016 in Chat
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William Shakespeare, Crime Scene Cleaner.
By F J McQueen. Urbane Publications, 2016.
Out now in paperback.
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
A novel of extraordinary wit and imagination. A tour de force of language and inventiveness. I have simply never read anything like it. Told in quite a baroque style, and replete with a cast of Shakespearean characters and scenarios, not to mention old Will himself, but set in modern times, “Out Damned Spot!” really stands on its own, and deserves a genre all to itself. A unique tale, told in a unique style, highly stylised, you might say. I have listened to the author’s adaptation of Zola on BBC radio recently, and found the dialogue and description in those plays equally compelling and memorable.
WARNING: Contains big concept story-line, and huge metaphors.