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  - bensdad00 - LibraryThing

A bit more repetative than some of his earlier works but with endearing characters and a familiarity of setting that makes for a comfortable read. Read full review

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User Review  - ouroborosangel - LibraryThing

Fool is Moore's humorous re-telling of Shakespeare's King Lear by the Fool of his court. If you have not read Moore before, be prepared to be Offended (the "O" capitalized on purpose here) but also to ... 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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