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To Be or Not To Be

by Ryan North

Other authors: John Allison (Illustrator), Kate Beaton (Illustrator), Brandon Bird (Illustrator), Sam Bosma (Illustrator), Vera Brosgol (Illustrator)65 more, Scott C (Illustrator), John Campbell (Illustrator), Emily Carroll (Illustrator), Ray Castro (Illustrator), Anthony Clark (Illustrator), Rebecca Clements (Illustrator), Tony Cliff (Illustrator), Danielle Corsetto (Illustrator), Alex Culang (Illustrator), Evan Dahm (Illustrator), Lar deSouza (Illustrator), Aaron Diaz (Illustrator), Becky Dreistadt (Illustrator), Ray Fawkes (Illustrator), Erica Feurstein (Illustrator), Jess Fink (Illustrator), Gillian Goerz (Illustrator), Dara Gold (Illustrator), Zac Gorman (Illustrator), Meredith Gran (Illustrator), KC Green (Illustrator), Dustin Harbin (Illustrator), Christopher Hastings (Illustrator), David Hellman (Illustrator), Tyron Hesse (Illustrator), Faith Erin Hicks (Illustrator), Mike Holmes (Illustrator), Andrew Hussie (Illustrator), Matthew Inman (Illustrator), Jeph Jacques (Illustrator), Chris Jones (Illustrator), Dave Kellett (Illustrator), John Keogh (Illustrator), Kazu Kibuishi (Illustrator), Mike Krahulik (Illustrator), Braden Lamb (Illustrator), Kate Leth (Illustrator), Joe List (Illustrator), Sam Logan (Illustrator), Mike Maihack (Illustrator), David Malki ! (Illustrator), John Martz (Illustrator), Brian McLachlan (Illustrator), Dylan Meconis (Illustrator), Marlo Meekins (Illustrator), Carly Monardo (Illustrator), Rosemary Mosco (Illustrator), Randall Munroe (Illustrator), Ethan Nicolle (Illustrator), Shelli Paroline (Illustrator), Emily Partridge (Illustrator), Ryan Pequin (Illustrator), Jonathan Rosenberg (Illustrator), Jeffrey Rowland (Illustrator), Andy Runton (Illustrator), Kean Soo (Illustrator), Noelle Stevenson (Illustrator), Kris Straub (Illustrator), Alex Thomas (Contributor), David Troupes (Illustrator), Zach Weinersmith (Illustrator), Tony Wilson (Illustrator), Steve Wolfhard (Illustrator), Chip Zdarsky (Illustrator), Jim Zub (Illustrator)

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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!… (more)
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This book was absolutely HILARIOUS. It was so much fun to explore the different routes and there were so many unexpected twists and just random quirkiness that would have been impossible to predict. And the fun pictures for each ending made it even better! ( )
  Oblivionsdream | Jul 18, 2022 |
Preferring the app in the meantime ;) ( )
  iffland | Mar 19, 2022 |
In all honesty, I haven't finished the book. That said, it would be pretty difficult. It's over 700 pages and there are literally millions of ways to go through this book (you know, probably).

Now onto the book. Ryan North is unable to go a single page without being hilarious. Seriously,, he has a problem. And a great grasp of Hamlet. Although he takes some insane creative liberties, North did his research. (And this is coming from someone who finished Hamlet and jumped right into To Be or Not To Be. It's fresh in my brain)

One caveat. Don't read this book unless you've read Hamlet. It's just so much better if you know what North is butchering (or staying true to). Just some advice. ( )
  astronomist | Oct 3, 2021 |
I've decided to work my way through the backlog of books I've picked up from various online bundle sales (humble bundle, storybundle, etc) and this was on the list.

Being a choose-your-own-adventure type novel, it's not exactly something one can read to "finish".

Instead, the book basically provides a series of humorous branching vignettes each capped off with a delightful illustration. Good for a few minutes enjoyment, or in small chunks, but not really something of any weight.

Pros: Humor, Ophelia, and the illustrations.

Cons: As an ebook, and one without hyperlinks, reading a book like this is pure frustration. The digital page numbers don't match the printed ones, which makes flipping to the right section a chore. ( )
  MCBacon | Aug 2, 2021 |
i just finished my first playthrough and wow this is amazing!! everything from the artwork to the humor is top tier and i'm gunna go back through and be ophelia this time c: ( )
  cthuwu | Jul 28, 2021 |
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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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