Thursday, April 14, 2011

A Book in Review: Fool

Fool by: Christopher Moore
Fiction: humor, classics, 311 pages
Book Count: 23

This book is a retelling of the Shakespearean play "King Lear" as told by his jester; however, it only loosely follows the play and refers to many of his plays in it. It also combines the time of the most likely real King Lear, the medieval time of the play, modern times and any other that work in the story. But, like other works of his that mix odd things together, it works. It also has some of the most unusual insults I have ever seen in a book. (None of which I will put here as then it will be the one post my mom reads, and as the warning at the front states it is a bawdy tale [like most of Shakespeare's works were.]) Along with all the main characters of King Lear doing the main things that they did (go crazy, die, invade England, etc) it also has the three witches (from you know what), funny named towns, and a ghost.

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