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To be or not to be: A Chooseable-Path Adventure

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To Be or Not To Be is a choose-your-own-path version of Hamlet by New York Times best-selling author Ryan North. Play as Hamlet, Ophelia, or King Hamlet--if you want to die on the first page and play as a ghost. It's pretty awesome! Readers can follow Yorick skull markers to stick closely to Shakespeare's plot, or go off-script and explore alternative possibilities filled with puzzles and humor. Each ending in the book is accompanied by a full-color, full-page illustration by one of the 65 most excellent artists working today, so each rereading yields new surprises and rewards. Ryan's prose is, as always, colloquial and familiar but full of clever references, vivid imagination, and only the most choice of jokes. Inventive devices like a book-within-a-book (to mirror Hamlet's play-within-a-play) take full advantage of the gamebook medium and liven up the original story for even the most disinterested of Shakespeare readers! To Be or Not to Be became a sensation when it launched: over 15,000 people backed the book in just one month, and it remains the number-one most funded publishing project ever on To be, or not to be: that is the adventure!
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Full title to be or not to be a chooseable path adventure
Author north ryan
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display_description The greatest work in English literature, now in the greatest format of English literature: a chooseable-path adventure! William Shakespeare's Hamlet has finally been restored to its original second-person non-linear branching narrative format. Now it's up to you to decide what happens next. Play as Hamlet and revenge your father's death. Play as Ophelia and make scientific discoveries. Play as King Hamlet, Sr. and die on the first page!
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subject_facet Hamlet (Legendary character) -- Fiction, Humorous stories, Canadian, Ophelia (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Plot-your-own stories, Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- Hamlet -- Adaptations
title_display To be or not to be : a chooseable-path adventure
title_full To Be or Not to Be A Chooseable-Path Adventure, To be or not to be : a chooseable-path adventure / by Ryan North ; William Shakespeare, [creator of original work] ; and YOU
title_short To be or not to be :
title_sub A Chooseable-Path Adventure
topic_facet Fiction, Hamlet (Legendary character), Humor (Fiction), Humorous stories, Canadian, Literature, Ophelia (Fictitious character), Plot-your-own stories, Shakespeare, William