Thursday, 21 June 2018
First of all, for those who know of Darren Dash's other pseudonym which deals with children's books should not read this book. The content is for the mature reader, it is clearly shown how it has been written.
I think that the best part about this book is that when starting to read it, having no previous knowledge about the certain Shakespeare's play of A Midsummer Night's Dream, I thought that I would be put off the concept. However, after a few of the chapters I was completely enthralled by both the original play but also the concept of the book itself. It was wonderful that there was a brief summary of what happened in the play, allowing for me to fully enjoy and immerse myself within the story with complete ease.
Dash's character's themselves were also very interesting, all battling with their own demons. It is hilarious to see how this then plays out when Del Chapman and the fairies are able to get their hands and change the whole narrative to how the play usually ends up every year for the company of actors. It surely is a fresh take on how different Dash's characters usually are, which actually helps to make it a great summer read.