Thursday, May 18, 2017

NetGalley Review of New Boy by Tracy Chevalier

3/5 stars
A skillful reworking  of Shakespeare's Othello with accurate character, plot, and tonal elements. The thing that bothered me throughout was the age of the dramatic players; I feel like they should be just a couple years older.  Having 11 year-olds in sexually and socially volatile circumstances was disturbing, and not in an artistically plausible way. A fatal flaw for me.

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