I didn't quite know what to expect when I purchased this book, though I was familiar with Prof. Bidney's style from his prolific (and funny, and relevant) posts on social media. I think I expected either a parody of each of Shakespeare's sonnets, or a response in modern terms. But they're in fact a dialogue with Shakespeare, through the sonnets, in the sense that Mr. Bidney seems to wish to have been able to discuss with the poet the topic, the context, the influences of each particular sonnet, even the choice of figures of speech. Instead, he has a dialogue with the poems themselves, and he does it in a charming, perfectly poetic way, never abandoning the constraints of the sonnet's form. I am enchanted!