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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Sh*t Rough Drafts: Pop Culture's Favorite Books, Movies, and TV Shows as They Might Have Been

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Sh*t Rough Drafts collects imagined misguided early drafts of classic books, screenplays, and contemporary literature, creating visions of alternate works that would exist had the authors not come to their senses. What if F. Scott Fitzgerald had gone with the title The Coolest Gatsby? How would The Hunger Games change if Peeta were armed only with blueberry muffins? If the Man of Steel's S stood for Sexyman? MacBeth, Moby Dick, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility, The Lord of the Rings, and many more are each presented as if they were the actual typed or handwritten pages by the authors themselves, revealing the funny and frightful works they might have been with a little less capable judgment.

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Paul Laudiero is a writer and comedian. He lives in New York City.

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Tung, July 19, 2014 (view all comments by Tung)
This was a good idea, parodying key parts of famous books, TV shows, and movies with alleged first drafts, but the execution didn't live up to the concept. In only a few instances did I laugh out loud. Some of the rest merited brief smiles. The rest were "eh" moments.

For a much better execution of this kind of idea, though mostly for Star Trek Next Gen fans, I'd recommend Stephen Boyett's Treks Not Taken.
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ISBN:
9781452131306
Subtitle:
Pop Culture's Favorite Books, Movies, and TV Shows as They Might Have Been
Author:
Laudiero, Paul
Publisher:
Chronicle Books (CA)
Subject:
HUMOR / Parodies
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

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