Shylock Is My Name by Howard Jacobson

This book is supposed to be a retelling of William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. It should come to no surprise that I am huge fan of Shakespeare's works. I liked Shylock, but I found parts to be very confusing. Characters would be in the middle of a conversation, and then without any notice a different character is telling their part. I also feel that the vocabulary used throughout the book was a bit too much. It almost feels as though the author opened up a thesaurus and threw the words on the page. With all that being said, I did enjoy the story a lot. I even feel bad for Shylock's daughter. I do wish the story was better organized. Certainly not my favorite retelling.