A Midsummer Nights Dream || Read8ber Readathon ~Book Marathon Review 4.

Good day people. I am back again with one more book review as I already informed you there will be 16 book reviews this month on alternate days. So this will be a busy month for me. From next month I also have exams so that will be a quiet month. I am planning some author interviews for February and March and also working on getting some free time to start watching TV as I can barely watch it. So on this note, let’s start this post, shall we???

This is the Read8ber Readathon’s book 3. This is a classic novel filled with dialogues and old language so I couldn’t read it without having a headache. I don’t want to hurt anyone’s sentiment but these are my honest opinions. if any of you have a good version of this book that is easy to read and explains more of the story with lesser dialogues then do tell me. I would love to buy it. Please don’t get offended by this post. These are just my opinions.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare.

•Book Description:

Author: William Shakespeare.

Publisher: Methuen.

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Fantasy Fiction.

Chapter: V Acts.

Pages: 181 pages.

Series: No.

Time: 3 hours and 15 minutes.

Publishing / Published: 1905 (exact date not given).

•Official Summary:

Traditionally seen as one of Shakespeare’s more romantic and enchanting plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream has more recently been seen as a darker and more sinister play than generations of schoolchildren have ever imagined. The play has usually been seen as a comical tale with confused identities and the fickleness of youthful love, as the young lovers, Lysander, Hermia, Demetrius and Helena escape parental control and the “sharp Athenian law” of their elders by eloping into the forest outside the city. Unfortunately they stumble into civil war in fairyland, where King Oberon and Queen Titania fight over possession of a beautiful young Indian “changeling” boy. The appearance of the “rude mechanicals”, a group of Athenian workers, including the weaver Nick Bottom, compounds the confusion. Chaos, confusion and “shaping fantasies” reign before the final settlement of the play, but underneath all the hilarity many critics have discerned more ambivalent attitudes towards coercive parental control, bestial sexuality and the destructive power of desire. These approaches in no way detract from the exquisite lyricism of many sections of the play, but make it a more complex and effective comedy than has often been appreciated. –Jerry Brotton

•Critics Ratings.

Goodreads: 🌟4.0/5Stars🌟.

Google: 🌟79% liked this book🌟.

Amazon: 🌟4.5/5 Stars🌟.

Taken from the respective sources.

•My Rating.

3/5 Stars.

•My Review.

What should I even say about this book??? I did not like it is not something I can say because I did not understand it. This novel was a dialogue. It had all the characters come and tell their lines and leave. When I first told my friend that I will be reading this book, she told me jokingly that I should keep a dictionary beside me to read and understand this book. I didn’t understand anything at all especially because it was written in a dialogue format. I wanted to dump the book at that instance but as it was for the read8ber, I did not dump it and I can’t tell you if you will like this book or not but this opinion is mine and I hope you all understand that. I know this is more like a rant than a review but I have nothing to review as I didn’t get the book. So in short overall…I hated this book as it wasted my time and made me sleepy.

So that’s it for today. I hope you loved this review. I will be back soon with one more review and hope you all are safe and sound. Take care and see you soon, until then…

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31 responses to “A Midsummer Nights Dream || Read8ber Readathon ~Book Marathon Review 4.”

  1. I m not a student of English literature, but my elder sister is. Heard a lot about this marvelous work of Shakespeare from didi.

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    1. It is nice in a way but I had my eyes paining and it was hard for me to understand too😞


  2. Shakespeare loves to write plays & acts more than full length stories. Im not a person who likes drama kind of books. Your review is much more evident that plays are less attractive than others.

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    1. Watching the plays seem easier for people than reading it. A lot of people had given negative reviews on goodreads and said that we should watch the play☺


  3. Sweetie loved it ❤️❤️

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  4. I have read two works of Shakespeare one is in class 10th and the other one in 12th as it was a part of syllabus but after that, I have not read his books thinking to start reading his books again .

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    1. You should definitely try reading Shakespeare again and do tell me which ones you are reading🤗🤗💖.


  5. Shakespeare’s works are wonderful but a bit difficult to understand as there are many characters . I agree that plays do not go well with everyone….

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    1. Yeah, but I hope to try others too🤗🤗💖.


  6. When it comes to the classics genre I have read very few. The two I can remember were Frankenstein and The catcher in the Rye. Great review buddy.

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    1. I want to read The Catcher In The Rye, do tell me how it is!!!


  7. Shakespeare wrote plays, not books. His plays were published as books later, but they are meant to be watched, rather than read. This one is also hard to read as a book, though some of his historical dramas might be easier for you. In my experience, you have to be taught how to appreciate his work at school. I was, and did come to love many of his works.
    Best wishes, Pete. xx

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    1. In schools, these days dramas are not taught anymore, the school teachers prefer normal stories more than dramas and I am looking for Shakespeare plays now as I really want to try these beautiful classics. Can you suggest some to me??? I love classics Pete but they are very hard to understand for me because my English is not so advanced😞😞


      1. Try Macbeth. That has quite a spooky element.
        Also Henry IV Parts one and two, about the kings of England. The Taming of The Shrew is a romantic comedy that is quite easy to understand. Many of his works use ‘Old English’ words and phrases that are no longer common in English. Unless someone explains them to you, it can be difficult to work out what they mean. xx

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        1. I will surely try these in some time but first I will go and learn some old literature😂😂😂. Thank you so much for coping up with me Pete. I know you must be tired of me now😂😂. I am very frustrating😋.

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          1. Never tired of you, dear Suzan. xx


  8. Shakespeare’s language is a whole different level. It’s old English. I understand what you have gone through. Also Shakespeare writes dramas so that was why characters said their lines and left it is not in prose. This is a drama or more suited to say a play. Personally I love Shakespeare and this drama is one of my favs. To help you I would suggest you to buy the short prose version and read it.

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    1. I would love to read the shorter prose, thank you Sejuti for this suggestion. I am thinking of trying more of his books🤗🤗💖


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    His dramas were taught in schools and they are absolute classics but the language is difficult.

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    1. Yeah, the language is so difficult…I hope I get some manageable book next time🤗🤗💖


  10. Totally loved it ❤️❤️

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  11. I studied this in school so I can somewhat appreciate it. The language is indeed difficult but it doesn’t make it a bad story. It’s one of the more entertaining plays compared to others. This one may be difficult to understand due to the all the confusion of the characters already so I get why many people would be lost. You could try watching the film adaptions.

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    1. I will be watching the plays and film adaptations now as I can’t read the books nicely 🥺


  12. I like it how you have honestly said that you didn’t understand. It speaks volumes about your credibility

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    1. Thank you so much Rakhi. I just put my heart out🤗🤗💖


  13. I’m so sorry, it didn’t work out for you..

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  14. Sweetie you are always mesmerising when it comes to review…keep posting more for all of us ❤️❤️


  15. This is one of my favorite plays by Shakespeare, so I’m sorry you didn’t like it. I agree with Pete, it’s easier to understand his writing when you’ve been taught it in school.

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    1. Yeah, Kim. I am also very disappointed that I didn’t get a good read of William Shakespeare novel but I will learn the language then read it😂🤗🤗🤔

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  16. Great post


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