Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Review: Hamilton: The Revolution

Hamilton: The Revolution Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda
My rating: 0 of 5 stars

So good! This was like a behind the scenes tour or audio commentary on your favorite movie. I didn't need these stories to love Hamilton anymore but here they are they made me love it even more. This book made me cry in basically every chapter. So many heart breaking stories, so many beautiful moments, and so much passion and drive! Between the story about my fake boyfriend Leslie Odom Jr. finding his burr and Wait For It. Of course the gut wrenching stories behind It's Quiet Uptown. The entire cast was clearly sent from God, because they're perfect. It's one of those things where everything had to fall into place perfectly for it to work and it did. This is a short book - 230ish pages- and I had it pre-ordered from Amazon so it arrived yesterday on time on it's release date. But when I woke up I didn't want to wait till after work to start it, so I downloaded the audiobook and listened to the first half on my commute. I read the second half in my hardback copy. This book is gorgeous! The pages are beautiful, the pictures and the sketches and the notebooks, it's just a gorgeous item I already cherish. The audiobook is delightful, Mariska Hargitay's voice is very soothing and appropriate. I'm still going to listen to the audiobook over the next few days on my commute because sometimes they throw different things into the narration that make it fun. Also I'm waiting for Lin's part in the audiobook. In the libretto parts of the book I can't help but sing along in my head, I've been listening to this musical for half a year now and so I know it by heart. I love the backstory and the backstory of the backstory too. If you're a fan pick it up.

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