Publisher showered with complaints over Orson Scott Card's Hamlet's Father
A small American press has been swamped with complaints after publishing a version of Hamlet by the science fiction author Orson Scott Card in which King Hamlet is a gay paedophile.
Hymned by the publisher Subterranean Press as a "revelatory" retelling which shows "what's really going on" in Shakespeare's play, the story suggests Hamlet's father wasn't murdered by his brother Claudius, but Horatio, in revenge for being molested by him as a child.
The book is not a new release, having been published twice before, for the first time in 2008, but an explosive review at the Rain Taxi Review of Books has unleashed a wave of criticism.
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