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Sons of Anarchy

Kurt Sutter, 2008-2014

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Hamlet
William Shakespeare, 1603

Sons of Anarchy is a TV series created by Kurt Sutter in 2008 and inspired by the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare, first published in 1603. The TV series features Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior, Kim Coates, Tommy Flanagan, Theo Rossi, and others.

What users say

“The TV series is better than the book”

But the book is worth reading.

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Book cover
Sons of Anarchy: Bratva (2014)
Book by Christopher Golden

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RATING

8.5

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TV Series Poster: Sons of Anarchy (Kurt Sutter, 2008-2014)

8

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Book Cover: Hamlet (William Shakespeare, 1603)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of Hamlet, the 1603 book by William Shakespeare.

Hamlet

Read by: Mark Bowen

Storyline

A biker struggles to balance being a father and being involved in an outlaw motorcycle club. The series begins with the destruction of a warehouse the club uses to store and assemble guns, which is their main source of income, by a rival MC right before the overdose of Jax’s methamphetamine-addicted ex-wife Wendy. Jax finds his father’s memoirs when he visits a storage unit to collect some old baby clothes.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Sons of Anarchy, the 2008 TV series by Kurt Sutter

Year

2008

Minutes

45

Movie Rate

8.50

Source: IMDb

TV Series

Sons of Anarchy

Country: USA

Year: 2008-2014

Length: 45m / 92 episodes

Cover of Hamlet, the 1603 book by William Shakespeare

Year

1603

Pages

342

Book Rate

8.06

S: Goodreads

Book

Hamlet

Original title: The Tragicall Historie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Country: UK

First published in: 1603

Length: 342 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Poster of Sons of Anarchy, the 2008 TV series by Kurt Sutter

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TV series

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Poster of Sons of Anarchy, the 2008 TV series by Kurt Sutter

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9 votes

2 votes

book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of Hamlet, the 1603 book by William Shakespeare

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27% No

8 votes

3 votes

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