William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope is exactly what the title says - Star Wars rewritten in iambic pentameter. If you aren’t a Star Wars fan, then
I really enjoyed reading this. I mean, look what happened . . .
(Ummmmm, Brigid I’m still waiting for you to supply me with some sexy coffee for my sexy mug)
So many post-its . . . and I probably annoyed a good 78% of the Goodreads population with my non-stop updates. I could post quote upon quote, but is it really even necessary? This story follows the original, only in an olde timey way. The conversations worthy of a quote, however? Those between R2 and C-3PO:
R2-D2: “Squeak, whistle, beep, meep, nee, meep, whistle squeak!”
C-3PO: “Hold thou they cursing and most cursed tongue!”
I giggled every time they bickered.
Bottom line – you just can’t go wrong with a Star Wars parody.
From feature films. . .
To SNL . . .
To video games . . .
To cartoons . . .
To even the original actors mocking themselves . . .
The retelling of Star Wars never gets old. It is indeed a tale for the ages. One that contains action and adventure, good v. evil, and proves that the only love more awkward than insta-love is that of insta-love with your own sister . . .
And if you play your cards right, being a superfan might even get you out of jury duty . . .
At bare minimum, Liz Lemon can teach you some kick-ass lyrics to the Cantina band song : )
“Figrin D’an the kloo horn man . . .”
Highly recommended to all and may the force be with you!