To Be or Not to Be

To Be or Not to Be

By Ryan North

Breadpig, Paperback, 9780982853740, 768pp.

Publication Date: September 2013

"To Be or Not To Be" is a choose-your-own-path version of "Hamlet" by "New York Times" best-selling author Ryan North. Play as Hamlet, Ophelia, or King Hamletif you want to die on the first page and play as a ghost. It's pretty awesome Readers can follow Yorick skull markers to stick closely to Shakespeare's plot, or go off-script and explore alternative possibilities filled with puzzles and humor.
Each ending in the book is accompanied by a full-color, full-page illustration by one of the 65 most excellent artists working today, so each rereading yields new surprises and rewards. Ryan's prose is, as always, colloquial and familiar but full of clever references, vivid imagination, and only the most choice of jokes. Inventive devices like a book-within-a-book (to mirror Hamlet's play-within-a-play) take full advantage of the gamebook medium and liven up the original story for even the most disinterested of Shakespeare readers
"To Be or Not to Be" became a sensation when it launched: over 15,000 people backed the book in just one month, and it remains the number-one most funded publishing project ever on
To be, or not to be: that is the "adventure

About the Author
Ryan North is the Toronto-based creator of Dinosaur Comics, co-editor of Machine of Death, and writer of ADVENTURE TIME. He is also the creator of Project Wonderful, an auction-based ad serving system.

Praise For To Be or Not to Be

"The Bard would not protest too much, wethinks." CBC