Falstaff's Big Gamble

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This fantasy adventure is Shakespeare's Worst Nightmare. It takes two of the Bard's most famous plays and recasts them with fantasy characters You don't have to know anything about Shakespeare to enjoy this fantasy comedy. Hamlet is now a dwarf, Othello is a dark elf and Falstaff is a human. More

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About Hank Quense

Early in his writing career, he was strongly influenced by two authors: Douglas Adams and his Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and Joseph Heller’s Catch-22. Happily, Hank has never quite recovered from those experiences.

He lives with his wife in northern New Jersey, a mere 20 miles from Manhattan, thecenter of the galaxy (according to those who live in Manhattan). They have two daughters and five grandchildren all of whom live close by.

For vacations, Hank and Pat usually visit distant parts of the galaxy. Occasionally, they also time-travel.

Besides writing novels, Hank lectures on fiction writing, publishing and book marketing. He is most proud of his talk showing grammar school kids how to create a short story. He used these lectures to create an advanced ebook with embedded videos to coach the students on how to create characters, plots and setting. The target audience is 4th to 7th graders. The book’s title is Fiction Writing Workshop for Kids.

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Victoria Zigler reviewed on on June 21, 2019

This was an entertaining read. I didn't love it, but it was kind of good. It's a mash-up between Hamlet and Othello, with fantasy elements thrown in, turned
in to a comedy. If that appeals to you, you might enjoy it.
(reviewed 7 years after purchase)
Oleo reviewed on on Oct. 7, 2012

Fantasy meets Shakespeare! I very much enjoyed this book. I quickly fell in love with the characters as they grew into their own. Some grew more greedy, some more wise, and some more confident. This story has all sorts of creatures big and mostly small! I believe anyone can enjoy it without even knowing that it is a parody on Shakespeare. I personally fell in love with Poulet who was a follower but ended as a leader. There are too many characters to comment on without giving away any spoilers. Read it and enjoy !
(reviewed 32 days after purchase)
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