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Topic: Is Stephanie Cowell's The Players worth it?

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Subject: Is Stephanie Cowell's The Players worth it?
Date Posted: 3/17/2008 10:44 PM ET
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I've picked this book up 3 times in a week, but can't get passed 3 or 4 pages.  At this rate I'll have it done sometime in 2009.  The problem is it is very much like "Will" which I read a couple of months ago.  The story starts in the exact same place (he's the son of tanner, blah, blah, blah)  I expected their to be some similarity since they both are about William Shakespeare, I just didn't expect it to be the same story.

Anyone read it?  Is it worth it to keep going?

Date Posted: 3/25/2008 9:25 PM ET
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i remember reading it, but it was a bit of a slog.  I haven;t read will yet -- but I am having the same issue with you (only with the books reversed.)   

Date Posted: 3/25/2008 9:26 PM ET
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Oh wait, it's Will by Grace Tiffany that I am having a problem with.

Date Posted: 3/26/2008 2:42 AM ET
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LOL  Will was a bit slow, but I found it entertaining in the end.  I decided to trade Players off after trying to crack it open again this weekend.  If I ever get interested in it again, I can always get another. 

Marci, your avatar cracks me up!  It reminds me of that dog, Mr. Winkle

 

Date Posted: 3/26/2008 1:10 PM ET
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You know, I read "Will Shakespeare had a daughter" or some such book by Grace Tiffany that was only meh, not great.

Date Posted: 3/26/2008 5:15 PM ET
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Mel - that;s my dog, Suki - aka la petite Cujo or Snaggletooth.  She has all of three teeth, so that's a familiar look in our house.