Pop Sonnets

Review:

Pop Sonnets: Shakespearean Spins on Your Favorite Songs - Erik Didriksen

I really liked this one. It started with just the idea, combining Shakespearian poetry and modern pop song lyrics, and, perhaps a little bit to my own surprise, it worked really well.

 

It’s a great mix of new and older songs, so I think everyone will at least be able to recognize the poems for some of the songs. I personally also really liked to search the songs I didn’t immediately recognized and to listen to them while reading the poems.

 

I’d not previously heard of the Tumblr account that post a poem a week, but most of poems are pretty clever and it’s not just a nice idea. The executions is good as well. The only thing is obviously that you must like Shakespeare, or else this is going to be an awkward read.

 

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

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