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Macbeth (Hogarth Shakespeare)

Hes the best cop theyve got. When a drug bust turns into a bloodbath its up to Inspector Macbeth and his team to clean up the mess. Hes also an ex-drug addict with a troubled past. Hes rewarded for his success. Power. Money. Respect. Theyre all within reach.But a man like him wont get to the top.Plagued by hallucinations and paranoia, Macbeth starts to unravel. Hes convinced he wont get what is rightfully his. Unless he kills for it. ...

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ISBN : 9781781090268
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Number of Pages : 512 pages
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Macbeth Hogarth Shakespeare William Shakespeare s Macbeth retold New York Times bestselling author Jo Nesb retells Macbeth, one of Shakespeare s darkest and most tragic plays Macbeth by Jo Nesbo, book review this Shakespeare The latest in Hogarth s Shakespeare series by contemporary novelists, this updated Macbeth may please fans of Scandi noir but it isn t likely to appeal to Retelling the stories of the world The Shakespeare Shakespeare s plays have been adapted, rewritten, altered, reimagined for centuries, beginning just forty years or so after he died These revisions keep Macbeth by Jo Nesbo, Hardcover Barnes Noble Set in the s in a run down, rainy industrial town, Jo Nesbo s Macbeth centers around a police force struggling to shed an incessant drug problem Duncan, chief of New Boy Hogarth Shakespeare Tracy Chevalier New Boy Hogarth Shakespeare Tracy Chevalier on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Tracy Chevalier brings Shakespeare s harrowing drama of Macbeth by Jo Nesb review something noirish this Jo Nesb s retelling of Macbeth as a gritty crime thriller suffers from not pushing Shakespeare s play far enough Jo Nesbo Gives Macbeth A Gritty, Action Packed Update The latest installment of the Hogarth Shakespeare series sees crime novelist Nesbo taking on the Scottish Play in an adaptation that comes alive the William Shakespeare Wikipedia Early life William Shakespeare was the son of John Shakespeare, an alderman and a successful glover glove maker originally from Snitterfield, and Mary Arden, the Jo Nesbo Sculpts Macbeth Into Shadowy Crime Noir MACBETH By Jo Nesbo Translated by Don Bartlett pp Hogarth Nesbo has spoken of finding himself on familiar terrain here, arguing that Macbeth Book review Macbeth Jo Nesbo USA Today The Norwegian author of the Harry Hole mysteries tries a modern crime update of Shakespeare s Macbeth A star book review.

Macbeth (Hogarth Shakespeare) Reviews

  • Skorofido Skorofido

    Το ό,τι θα βαριόμουνα τη ζωή μου διαβάζοντας Νέσμπο ούτε στα πιο τρελά μου όνειρα… αλλά ποτέ μην λες ποτέ τελικά… βαρέθηκα τόσο πολύ τη ζωή μου που μέρες λιβάνιζα τις τελευταίες 50 σελίδες γιατί ειλικρινά δεν έβρισκα κανένα λόγο να τις διαβάσω…

    Δεν ξέρω αν ήταν αριστουργηματική ιδέα ή απλώς η εύκολη λύση όταν υποφέρεις από το σύνδρομο της λευκής σελίδας, το retelling μιας all time classic σαιξπηρικής τραγωδίας, εν προκειμένω του «Μάκβεθ». Θέλοντας προφανώς να πετάξει από πάνω του για λίγο ή πολύ

  • Jeffrey Keeten

    ”There is only so much a man can take before he gives in, before he breaks every tattooed oath and does everything---absolutely everything---he thought he would never do. For eternal loyalty is inhuman and betrayal is human.”

    The Sam Worthington and Victoria Hill Scottish Gangster version of Macbeth (2006) is my favorite Macbeth and probably the closest cinematic version to this novel.



    Setting: Run down industrial town with toxic air and poisoned earth. Crime is high as more and m

    Double, double toil and trouble;

    Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.

    Macbeth must become someone else, someone he fought, conquered, and left bleeding in the gutter of his past. ”He had to become that other Macbeth, the one he had buried so deep, that crazy flesh-eating corpse he had sworn he would never be again.” To be that man, he needs brew. He needs brew, sliding like silver snakes through his bloodstream, to give him the courage/cowardice to kill Duncan. ”Is this a dagger which I see before me?”

    Ambition achieved and yet unearned creates anxiety. Who can rest easy on the bones of their enemies when they weren’t truly their enemies, but good men more deserving? As Macbeth does more and more to friends who know too much and to those who simply stand in his way, ”Red feathers were stuck to the walls around them;” paranoia becomes his constant companion, and his weaknesses become more evidence .

    He is on a collision course with Duff, who becomes the only man who has a chance to stop him.

    All Hail Duff?

    Out of all the plays that I’ve read by William Shakespeare, Macbeth is my favorite. I haven’t read them all so I do reserve the right to change my Shakespeare affiliation as I work my way through the Bard’s amazing contribution to English Literature. It turns out to be a terrible alliance, due to the fact that Lady and Macbeth spur each other’s ambitions which, once achieved, turn out to be hollow and too highly priced. The greed for power is strong, and like a drug, people can start to want more, always chasing the feeling of that high when they first triumphed.

    Inexplicably, I’ve always liked Macbeth. I find myself, whether it is a play, a movie, or this novel, rooting for him even though he isn’t really that likeable. I see the promise in him that is overcome by the evil in him. I’m always hopeful that some writer or movie producer will pull him back from the brink and set him down on a path to be the man I know he could be. Of course, redemption is not the theme of the play, nor of any movie or book starring Macbeth. He must be consumed by his own guilt and insecurities. He must ultimately be destroyed by the weight of his misdeeds.

    There are ghosts, witches, and playful uses of characters. Seyton is transformed into some creature beyond the pale of human understanding. Everything I’ve read says that Shakespeare never intended the name Seyton to infer that he was Satan, but where the Bard may have let the opportunity flitter away in rewrites, Jo Nesbo did not. Nesbo certainly has fun with the characters. Caithness, a Scottish nobleman in the play, is cast as a woman in this novel, the lover of Duff. Hecate is a witch in the play, but becomes a male drug lord in this novel. Nesbo stays reasonably close to the original plot.

    I loved the 2015 version of Macbeth starring Michael Fassbender.

    I’m really impressed with the first volume I’ve read in the Hogarth Shakespeare series. Hogarth was the original press owned by Leonard and Virginia Woolf. Next on my list will be Margaret Atwood’s retelling of The Tempest. The others in the series are Tracy Chevalier retelling Othello, Gillian FLynn retelling Hamlet, Howard Jacobson retelling The Merchant of Venice, Edward St. Aubyn retelling King Lear, Anne Tyler retelling The Taming of the Shrew, and Jeanette Winterson retelling The Winter’s Tale. If they have not commissioned your favorite play yet, stay tuned. This novel was a bloody blast. I set aside all other books to focus on reading it over the weekend and found it, frankly, invigorating. Shakespeare made into a page turner.

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  • Roman Clodia

    The combination of Shakespeare's Macbeth and Nesbo' s dark brand of crime writing should have been a match to die for - but somehow this novel just doesn't work for me. The most successful of the Hogarth series (and imitative adaptations and appropriations more generally) take the Shakespeare text as their starting point but invest the appropriating text with a life of its own: that's what made Atwood' s Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold and Jacobson' s Shylock Is My Name both so wonderful - they do ...more

  • Amalia Gavea

    ‘’A seagull swept in over Fife through the silence and moonlight under a cloud-free night sky. Below, the river shone like silver. On the west of the river- like an immense fortress wall- a steep black mountain rose to the sky.’’

    Without any prologue and lengthy introductions, I must tell you that this book is a masterpiece. It has the status of a classic, the making of a novel that will defy time. Nesbø took the masterpiece by William Shakespeare and elevated it to new heights. If you follow m

  • Gary

    I am already a fan of Jo Nesbo novels so was probably always going to get round to reading his contribution to the Hogarth Shakespeare project where current writers are invited to update Shakespeare’s plays, setting them in modern times with modern characters. If I am completely honest it did take me a while to get fully submerged in this one. The story is set in the 1970's with the Police force trying to eradicate it's serious drug problem. Macbeth is the head of the SWAT team and he has addict ...more

  • Joseph

    I have heard quite a bit of praise for Jo Nesbo in the past and saw this as a chance to evaluate the author. I loved the setting and the descriptions. 1970s gritty is perhaps my favorite setting for fiction. I grew up in the 1960s and 70s in a very gritty city myself. I really like the start of the book but after a while, the Shakespeare seemed forced into the story. It was like the story and the Shakespeare were fighting each other for dominence. I could not fall into the story.

  • Emma

    This is a brutal, blood soaked reimagining of Shakespeare's classic play. And when I say there's some death in it, I seriously mean it, once the book gets going you'd be forgiven for thinking there might not be anyone left by the end. Of course, if you've read Macbeth, you know how at least three of the characters end up (everyone always remembers the main three). Still, that does nothing to negate the constant sense of danger that pervades the book, the who's-next paranoia such as that felt by ...more

  • Abby (Crime by the Book)

    Full review to come! For now, find my top 3 reasons this book belongs on your 2018 TBR here:

    HOLY COW. This book is freaking brilliant. It’s a dense read to be sure - but that is NOT a flaw. In fact I think that’s necessary in order to capture the moral complexity of Shakespeare’s play. This book has action thriller scenes, political machinations, and Nesbø’s trademark superb character development. I loved it!!!