PR Log - Oct 02, 2012 - If that isn't bad enough, these two tragedies are now comedies with Falstaff, Shakespeare's most popular rogue, thrown in as a bonus. Both Hamlet and Othello are plagued by the scheming Falstaff, who embezzles money from Othello. After Hamlet becomes king (with help from Falstaff) the rogue becomes the dark nemesis behind the throne.
The author assures readers that knowledge of Shakespeare’s plays is optional and not required to enjoy this story.
Early reviewers rave about this Shakespearean spoof: “Fantasy meets Shakespeare! I very much enjoyed this book. I quickly fell in love with the characters as they grew into their own.” Tammy Olivo
“. . . after reading this WONDERFUL book- Hank Quense has pulled it off again! He is simply a marvelous writer- so witty and fun...you do not want this book to end. I loved all of the characters- and what a bunch of characters there are.” Rick Friedman
“I am a tough audience when it comes to humor, but Falstaff's Big Gamble was right up my alley. It's not a laugh-out-loud book, but it is amusing and light-hearted. Quense gets the essence of each character correct, and runs that essence to its logical if farcical conclusion.” Chris Gerrib
“What do you get when you toss two of Shakespeare’s tragedies in a blender with the Dungeons and Dragons Manual? You get Falstaff’s Big Gamble by Hank Quense, an outrageous tale of a place called Gundarland and the motley crew of characters that inhabit it.” Ang Harris