Fool: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Fiction - 352 pages
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“Hilarious, always inventive, this is a book for all, especially uptight English teachers, bardolaters, and ministerial students.”
—Dallas Morning News

Fool—the bawdy and outrageous New York Times bestseller from the unstoppable Christopher Moore—is a hilarious new take on William Shakespeare’s King Lear…as seen through the eyes of the foolish liege’s clownish jester, Pocket. A rousing tale of “gratuitous shagging, murder, spanking, maiming, treason, and heretofore unexplored heights of vulgarity and profanity,” Fool joins Moore’s own Lamb, Fluke, The Stupidest Angel, and You Suck! as modern masterworks of satiric wit and sublimely twisted genius, prompting Carl Hiassen to declare Christopher Moore “a very sick man, in the very best sense of the word.”

 

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User Review  - bibleblaster - LibraryThing

I'm a Christopher Moore fan, and this was certainly an entertaining read...but it was no Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff. That one had a great blend of humor, insight, sadness, all the way through ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rosa.Mill - LibraryThing

This book parodies King Lear, which I have never read so I can't say much about how it compares. What I can say is that I found it very funny, although occasionally Moore goes too far with the ... Read full review

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Christopher Moore is the author of fourteen previous novels, including Lamb, The Stupidest Angel, Fool, Sacré Bleu, A Dirty Job, and The Serpent of Venice.

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