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3.0 out of 5 stars Subject - good; style - confusing, 25 Jun 2008
This review is from: The Shakespeare Secret: Number 1 in series (Kate Stanley) (Paperback)
I have to agree with most reviewers here in that though the subject matter is fascinating in itself and has awakened in me a debate that I was blissfully unaware of until now, the style of the writing is very confusing. You're not quite sure whose speaking sometimes, if in fact someone is speaking; and the bit about Oxfordians and Oxonians confused me utterly as Carrell didn't make it clear that Oxford was a bloke. Another part is the whole "Don Quixote" bit; I gathered that the story of "Cardenio" is from this piece of literary work, but I was totally confused about the link between it and Shakespeare.

On the whole it is an interesting and exceedingly well-researched piece of work, but the author sometimes gets a bit carried away with her own breadth of knowledge and tries a bit too hard to impress this upon the reader.

A satisfactory read.
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