tobeHave you ever wondered what it would have been like if Shakespeare wrote his immortal plays in the “choose your adventure” format? Well, now you don’t have to wonder any more, as cartoonist and writer Ryan North has answered our prayers with To Be or Not To Be A Chooseable-Path Adventure – and it is a ton of fun.

About To Be or Not To Be A Chooseable-Path Adventure by Ryan North: “The greatest work in English literature, now in the greatest format of English literature: a chooseable-path adventure! When Shakespeare wrote Hamlet he gave the world just one possible storyline, drawn from a constellation of billions of alternate narratives.  And now you can correct that horrible mistake! Play as Hamlet and avenge your father’s death—with ruthless efficiency this time. Play as Ophelia and change the world with your scientific brilliance. Play as Hamlet’s father and die on the first page, then investigate your own murder… as a ghost! Featuring over 100 different endings, each illustrated by today’s greatest artists, incredible side quests, fun puzzles, and a book-within-a-book instead of a play-within-a-play, To Be or Not To Be offers up new surprises and secrets every time you read it. You decide this all sounds extremely excellent, and that you will definitely purchase this book right away.  Because as the Bard said: ‘to be or not to be… that is the adventure.’ …You’re almost certain that’s how it goes.”

To Be or Not To Be A Chooseable-Path Adventure is Mr. North’s second time taking on the Bard, his first was Romeo and/or Juliet, and that one is as much fun as it sounds too.

To Be or Not To Be A Chooseable-Path Adventure by Ryan North is available from Amazon and other fine book retailers.