Posts Tagged ‘Hamlet’

Waking Up With an Idea …


February 11th, 2020 Posted 8:37 am

… no matter how small, is nice for a writer:

“The cat will mew and the dog will have his day.” Chet will have to hear some actor speak that line one day.


Posted in Chet The Dog

Hamlet and Iggy (More)


February 10th, 2020 Posted 8:52 am

A character name of Horatio pops up in The Iggy Chronicles, Volume 2, the short story that comes free to all who preorder Of Mutts And Men, the next Chet and Bernie novel. (Save your receipt.) A very small character with a very small role.


Hamlet and Iggy


January 25th, 2020 Posted 11:39 am

Is there some point of commonality? You’ll have to read The Iggy Chronicles, Volume 2 to find out. This short story comes free to all who preorder Of Mutts And Men, the next Chet and Bernie novel. (Save your receipt.)

Hint – there is a play within the play (sort of) in Iggy 2, and its purpose is the same.


Beginnings (More – Revised)


August 26th, 2018 Posted 8:03 am

On Sundays we’ve been doing beginnings – all the Peter Abrahams books in chronological order, including those written under the Spencer Quinn pen name. A while back we did this one, but forgot to mention that it was our little Hamlet. Wyatt, the main character, is taking Hamlet in English in high school. Hamlet has a hard time with the question of whether he should believe the ghost of his father; Wyatt has parallel questions about his own father. The answer comes dramatically in both stories. (But of course we always try not to push this kind of thing too far – trust the reader!) Here from 2010 – #23, BULLET POINT, a YA novel with hardboiled – and Elizabethan – roots.

[“Gutsier and sexier than most YA novels dare, Abrahams’s thriller wrenches guts with a Richard Price-like facility. Readers will be as irretrievably drawn in as Wyatt.”
– Daniel Kraus, Booklist Starred Review]

Times were bad. Baker Brothers Iron and Metal Foundry went bankrupt. They fired everybody, including Rusty Halenka, who’d worked the seven-to-five on the main furnace for fourteen years. That meant he was around the house a lot. Rusty was Wyatt Lathem’s stepdad. They hadn’t gotten along when times were good.


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