I have been searching online for books on an introduction to or summary of Shakespeare and I came across the Big Ideas range from DK Publishing which looks amazing! They have a range of gorgeous books on so many topics such as literature, science, politics, philosophy, movies, religion, psychology, history and more! I was super excited when I received *'The Shakespeare Book available now, priced £16.99, published by DK and *The Sherlock Holmes Book available now, priced £16.99 published by DK.
I adore the illustrations on the cover and all of the many others throughout the book; I also love the timeline diagrams and photographs. The layout of the book is organised, easy to follow and understand. It contains sections on each of Shakespeare's plays with a detailed but interesting and concise summary of the play, it's impact, the main themes and a breakdown of the acts/scenes.
Overall, even though I've only read a couple of sections so far, I'm loving it. I wish I had a book like this in high school, it would have made everything so much easier. It's only 343 pages which doesn't sound like a lot but it is quite heavy *literally* so it will take me a while to fully get through but it is the kind of book you can dip in and out of. I can't wait to carry on with the book and to start on The Sherlock Holmes Book! Overall rating: ★★★★★, 5/5.
*Can you believe that this is my 1000th blog post, yes, 1000th!!!*
Have you read any of the Big Ideas books? Have you read any of Shakespeare's plays or sonnets?