Hello dear Readers,
Below, my book review of Pop Sonnets: Shakespearean Spins on Your Favorite Songs by Erik Didriksen.
Title: Pop Sonnets: Shakespearean Spins on Your Favorite Songs
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Publication Date: October 6, 2015
Author: Erik Didriksen
Publisher: Quirk Books
The Bard meets the Backstreet Boys in Pop Sonnets, a collection of 100 classic pop songs re imagined as Shakespearean sonnets. All of your favorite artists are represented in these pages--from Bon Jovi and Green Day to Miley Cyrus, Beyoncé, and beyond. Already a smash sensation on the Internet--the Tumblr page has 50,000+ followers--Pop Sonnets has been featured by the A.V. Club, BuzzFeed, andVanity Fair, among many others. More than half of these pop sonnets are exclusive to this collection and have never been published in any form.
One of the most clever, different and interesting books I have ever read. Funny, and one of those unique books that made me want to share it with everybody around so that they could enjoy it too. That is the best way I can describe this book.
I liked all the sonnets but some of them got to my heart more than others maybe because of the meaning specific songs have for me. I like how a spin of a song that I have listened hundreds of times can make me see it in a different way. Sonnets of love, despair, time and mortality, heroes, rogues. I think this book is a brilliant interpretation or presents a very different perspective of 100 popular rock and pop songs.
I also like that I can see all the effort and hard work the Author put into this book. It is always appreciated when a writer delivers a wonderful book with great quality and professionalism. It surpassed my expectations and I am glad I read it.
If you like Shakespeare, music and are looking for a brilliant and funny book, I totally recommend Pop Sonnets.
Thank you Netgalley and Quirkbooks for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.