It's Shakespeare. It's his longest work, one that actors of every era since have sought to play in. I have to admit that my eyes glazed over more often than not while reading it, yet they popped open to register the historic and oft-quoted parts. I found the graveyard scene rather amusing, which had me thinking (along with the passages detailing Hamlet's madness) that this was a comedy. Apparently it's a tragedy? This is why I never did well in formal English class: I couldn't abide by interpretation and structure. Anyhoo, good read for the historical significance, and the bucket list of books, I guess?
The above was written in 2015, and for the life I me I have no recollection of Hamlet at all seven years later.