This novelization of Shakespeare’s famous is pretty good. By and large, it sticks to the original, but some aspects are fleshed out more. Gertrude and Ophelia, for instance, get more room and development (with Ophelia being change slightly). What is particularly nice are the references to other Shakespearean work as well as too actual historical events.
Though Heslingor castle didn’t quite sound right in its description.
Interesting construction of the madness as well. Enjoyed the addition of politics between Norway and Denmark.