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Currently reading

Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature
Margaret Atwood
Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals
Robert M. Pirsig
Simulacra and Simulation (The Body, In Theory: Histories of Cultural Materialism)
Jean Baudrillard, Sheila Faria Glaser
Leaven of Malice
Robertson Davies
The Salterton Trilogy
Robertson Davies
Effi Briest (Penguin Classics)
Theodor Fontane
Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World
Nicholas Ostler
Cases And Materials On The Law Of Torts
Robert M. Solomon
Public Law : Cases Materials and Commentary
Philip Bryden, Craik, Neil, Craig Forcese, Forcese, Craig
A Property Law Reader
Bruce H. Ziff
Hamlet (Cambridge School Shakespeare) - William Shakespeare, Rex Gibson, Richard Andrews Can you believe that I'm 20 years old and I've never even opened Hamlet? Well, that's about to change tonight. I'm sitting down and reading it all. Cover to cover. Shooting the ish with Hammy and Emophelia. This is gonna be a good time.

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Well, I didn't quite read it in one night, but Hamlet is a good play. I still think Julius Caesar is my favourite Shakespeare tragedy, but Hamlet is certainly up there. It's definitely better than Macbeth (the metafiction is much more mature than anything Macbeth can offer), although its whiny nature reminds me too much of teenage angst.

Hamlet is one of those plays you simply must read, if only to understand references to lines like "Frailty, thy name is woman" or any of the other hundreds of excellent sound bites Shakespeare has hidden within the text. You won't be sorry after you finish Hamlet.