Wednesday, May 9, 2012

I, IAGO....review and giveaway!


I may be one of few people out there who didn't have to study Shakespeare in school or read Othello.  I know the storyline of course, mostly thanks to a guide dog Sadie once had named Othello.  This book offered an interesting point of view and different spin to an old story.  If you've read Othello and wanted to know more about Iago this is the book for you.  It's done well and is one of the books that I considered a quick read because it kept me engaged. 


More about this book:

From Nicole Galland, acclaimed author of The Fool's Tale, comes a marvelous evocation of a distant time and place . . . and a breathtaking reexamination of one of literature's classic villains
From earliest childhood, the precocious boy called Iago had inconvenient tendencies toward honesty—a failing that made him an embarrassment to his family and an outcast in the corrupt culture of glittering Renaissance Venice. Embracing military life as an antidote to the frippery of Venetian society, Iago won the love of the beautiful Emilia and the regard of Venice's revered General Othello. After years of abuse and rejection, Iago was poised to achieve everything he had ever fought for and dreamed of . . .
But a cascade of unexpected deceptions propels him on a catastrophic quest for righteous vengeance, contorting his moral compass until he has betrayed his closest friends and family, and sealed his own fate as one of the most notorious villains of all time.
Inspired by William Shakespeare's classic tragedy Othello—a timeless tale of friendship and treachery, love and jealousy—Galland's I, Iago sheds fascinating new light on a complex soul, and on the conditions and fateful events that helped to create a monster.

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19 comments:

tjmetz said...

My favorite is Juliet, I'm such a romantic =P

Hifam said...

I like Hamlet (and the witches from Macbeth).
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Nirmala said...

My favourite character is also Hamlet!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

oh gosh, I don't know! I really did enjoy Iago because he's just so interesting. But for someone else? Hmm...I liked Olivia in Twelfth Night

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Mayra Limeira said...

My favorite Shakespeare character is Titania, Queen of the Fairies, from A Summer Night's Dream. Just love the play so much! :)

phxbne said...

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern

Daniel M said...

yep hamlet

Nancy said...

I like Romeo!

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Anonymous said...

macbeth
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Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

othello
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Jenna Wood said...

Hamlet!

Crib Couture said...

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Iliana Reyes said...

My favorite has to be Romeo!

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Candie L said...

I liked Romeo and Juliet. Thank you

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Kristie said...

I suppose that my favorite character would have to be Julius Ceasar. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

momma8385 said...

I liked Romeo and Juliet.
Thank you for this giveaway.
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Laurie said...

Juliet

Donna said...

Romeo.
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