EMI signed the band and sent them on a U. In , the band released their second album Heavy Mental , which featured a cover of Roy Orbison 's " Running Scared " that reached 50 on the Billboard Hot Shortly after, Forman decided to leave, his void filled by bassist Joe Holaday. In , after seven years of part-time duty, the band returned to a full schedule. Holaday does, however, continue to make occasional appearances with the band.
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The band continues to tour today. Feb 24, Morgan rated it did not like it Shelves: left-unfinished. DNF To the thrift store with thee. I usually like Celia Rees, and Twelfth Night is my favorite of Shakespeare's plays, so I was sure this would be a winner. I was wrong. Aug 02, Lauren rated it liked it Recommends it for: 12 years and up. Shelves: action-and-or-adventure , historical-fiction.
This book was okay. The Fool's Girl is well-crafted. Its plot is sound, entertaining, and original unless you count building off of one of Shakespeare's plays. But it was not inspiring nor adventuresome, funny nor depressing, heartwarming nor serious.
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It was simply okay. Her story and life were interesting, This book was okay. Jun 07, Milka rated it liked it Shelves: , library , historical-fiction. One of my favorite free-time activities is to surf on the database of my city's library. From there you can see all the different books they have on the different libraries of this city. The Fool's Girl was among the new books which had arrived to the library. What I love is the fact that you are able to pick the book online and then you can fetch it from the library you want.
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My mother works at one of the city libraries so it is easy for me to send the books to her workplace and she then brings One of my favorite free-time activities is to surf on the database of my city's library. My mother works at one of the city libraries so it is easy for me to send the books to her workplace and she then brings the books home for me.
I never finished with it, if I remember right. The city library does not have that many YA books in English, so nowadays I am open for almost everything. And the cover of 'the Fool's Girl' looked so beautiful I just had to give a change for it. When I got it from the library I noticed that it had something to do with William Shakespeare.
At that point my interest towards the book rouse hugely. Violetta, a beautiful young girl, has traveled far away from her home from Illyria to London with a clown called Feste, her only friend at that point. They are in London with a great task. Violette wants to get back an object which belongs to her, the Duchess of Illyria, and to her country. Without that object she is not able to save her country from the hands of her enemies. She seeks out help from William Shakespeare, a playwright and actor, working at London.
Violetta tells her story for Will. Will feels bad for the young girl lost in a weird place for her, and decides to help her. With Will, Feste and new friends Violetta starts and adventure with a goal to earn the object back to the rightful owner. The adventure spreads from London to Stratford and all the way to Illyria. During her journey Violetta meets friends from the past, falls in love and fights for the future of her country. I visited both Stratford-Upon-Avon and London about a month ago.
In this book the milieu streched from London to Stratford and the characters of the book even visit Oxford, the third city I stayed at while I was in UK. It was interesting to read how Rees defines there cities during the The beginning of the book was quite boring and I even though about giving up with the reading. But after the boring start the book gets a lot more interesting.
New characters are introduced and the story starts to built up. The presence of William Shakespeare was one of the main reasons why I kept reading this book. Like Rees says in the author's note at the end of the book, this novel introduces William Shakespeare as Will, the playwright before his success. It was interesting to read Rees's portrayal of this great man who had an impact on the whole English language. I suggest this book for the fans of William Shakespeare, but also for the ones who do not know anything about Shakespeare before hand.
This book tells the story of Shakespeare's 'Twelth Night' in a other way, so for the lovers of Twelth Night, this is a great read. I myself haven't read 'Twelth Night' but after reading this book I think I will pick it up at some point and read it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
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This is a really creative story that is basically an extension of the story of Twelfth Night. The author is quite a genius for picking out the issues of the ending of the story.
Sure, everyone had seemed happy at the end of that comedic play, and they were for some time, but there were always some hidden dangers. Did they really expect Malvolio to take the humiliation and not plan to get his revenge? Also, even though Lady Olivia married the male twin with the same looks, the one she fell in love with personality-wise is the female twin. No wonder Viola's twin brother felt frustrated with the marriage and turned into a villain.
I like the way the author stage the characters to meet up with their author and inspire his play. There are also a lot of references to Shakespeare's other works. My favourite was how there was also a guy named Robin that played Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream , playing exactly that character in a play within this book. Both of this character and Feste's are quite mischievous fellows, and no wonder they immediately became best friends.
They played pranks together and shot down birds with slingshots like naughty little boys even though they are fully-grown adults. It was rather endearing.
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Overall, the story is a stroke of genius, and would have been an interesting read, but for some reason I did not find it very engaging. It is probably because there were very few plot points. Thinking back after finishing the book, there were many dangling plot lines that lead nowhere and contributed nothing to furthering the plot.
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The rest in between were fillers like travelling and Will's thoughts about his wife and kids and such. There is also this weird romance between Violetta and Stephano that was not very realistic nor convincing. Also, they are cousins with parents that are a brother-sister pair are they first cousins?
I don't understand this system. But since people at that time do this a lot, I just rolled with it. The action was also kind of a bore, even though the story was filled with warriors and noble-borns trained in sword fight. On the whole, I think it is a great story, but lacked excitement to make the story more engaging. Aug 17, Robyn rated it it was amazing Shelves: ya , historical-fiction , romance , own , favorites. Have you ever wondered how Shakespeare came up with the ideas for his plays? How he acted in life, who he was as a person?