Monday, March 29, 2010

TLC Review: The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet

Title: The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet
Author: Myrlin Hermes
Pages: 384
Genre: Fiction
Source: TLC Book Tour

A Divinity scholar at Wittenberg University, Horatio prides himself on his ability to argue both sides of any intellectual debate but is himself a skeptic, never fully believing in any philosophy. That is, until he meets the outrageous, provocative, and flamboyantly beautiful Prince of Denmark, who teaches him more about both Earth and Heaven than any of his books. But Hamlet is also irrationally haunted by intimations of a tragic destiny he believes is preordained.

My Thoughts: I started out reading this book with very high hopes. Not really being much of a scholar on Shakespeare, I still felt that I could enjoy this novel. Unfortunately for me that just wasn't the case.  I just didn't get the story....but I did find myself liking Horatio. The others not so much. This may be a book for those that have read Shakespeare and loved it.

Thank you to TLC for asking me to be a part of this book tour

** I was not compensated for my review.


  1. This one really seems to be getting mixed reviews. I do like me some Shakespeare so I think I might come at it from a different place but I'm still on the fence.

  2. I want to know why men on covers don't have their heads cut off like women do!

  3. If I was in a bookstore, I'd pick up and buy this book just for the cover alone. It's beautiful. Sorry the story wasn't quite as beautiful.

  4. Sounds like they fell in love..or that is just my mind lol

  5. Thanks for posting your thoughts about this interesting sounding books. i am a big Hamlet fan and so might enjoy it more - it is interesting that the author has chosen to imagine the pre story of thisclassic play...

    Lovely blog - thanks for sharing


  6. I think I would have a hard time with this one too! :):):):):):):):):):)

  7. I'm guessing it's probably not a book for me either. Oh well, can't win 'em all, right?

  8. Love the title! Not sure if I would really enjoy this one either. Thank you for your honestly and feelings on it!

  9. This sounds like a book for Shakespeare fans. Are you having any issues with blogger today? I notice your header picture isn't showing completely. I've had some problems with pictures and commenting problems today.

  10. I'm not one for Shakespeare at all. If I see that anywhere near the description of a book I steer clear. lol.

  11. Well Staci you know my thoughts on this one! Sorry it didn't work for you either. :(

  12. I've never been a big Shakespeare fan so I'm not familiar with the overall story but I'm really looking forward to reading this book. Hopefully I will like it.

  13. I do love Shakespeare, but I'm not in the mood for him now :)

  14. Dang! Sorry this one wasn't for you! Thanks for being on the tour, though. :)

  15. I still haven't decided whether I want to read this one. Sorry it didn't work for you.

    Diary of an Eccentric


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