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Why has no one done this before?!
on 12 July 2004
I can only imagine that it is because they didn't have the wit, flair and sheer downright intelligence of Rodney Bolt. Bolt has taken the biographical form and shaken it about, showing us what it is, what it is used for -- and what it could be. That he has done so while also making me laugh out loud, rethink long-held opinions and enjoy myself more than I can say makes this a triumphant tour de force. If, in Bolt's cunning rethinking of the Shakespeare/Marlowe controversy, Marlowe was the author of Hamlet, then we must now ask under what name did Bolt publish his previous books? Just as the Marlovians can't believe that the unschooled son of a glover from Stratford could write Hamlet, I cannot believe that this can possibly be Bolt's first book. More!