William Shakespeare's Brexit: A Political Sh*tstorm in Five Acts

William Shakespeare's Brexit: A Political Sh*tstorm in Five Acts - Boris Starling

Before you ask, it was a Christmas present. 

 

The depiction of every single character in this is spot on. 

 

My favourite part: That Boris J. was introduced in the Dramatis Personae as "a law unto himself", whereas almost every other character was introduced by their actual title (with the other exceptions of David Cummings and Michael Gove's wife Sarah Vine as "Lady Macbeth").

 

Was it funny: Erm, ... yes. I guess. But the subject matter is not. 

 

Was it true to life? Hell yes. Painfully so.

 

So, why did this not work for me?

 

Meh. It was the Shakespeare bit. I needed more. I needed more creativity and wordplay. This book didn't even come close to the cleverness of "the Bard's" Star Wars versions. It fell absolutely flat from a language aspect, and also mostly from a dramatic writing aspect.

 

I know. I expected way too much.