Fool

Fool

3.96 (52,764 ratings by Goodreads)
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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 132 x 201 x 23mm | 249g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations; Maps
  • 0060590327
  • 9780060590321
  • 378,091

Back cover copy

Verily speaks Christopher Moore, much-beloved scrivener and peerless literary jester, who hath writteneth much that is of grand wit and belly-busting mirth, including such laureled bestsellers of the Times of Olde Newe Yorke as Lamb, A Dirty Job, and You Suck: A Love Story. Now he takes on no less than the legendary Bard himself (with the utmost humility and respect) in a twisted and insanely funny tale of a moronic monarch and his deceitful daughters--a rousing story of plots, subplots, counterplots, betrayals, war, revenge, bared bosoms, unbridled lust . . . and a ghost (there's always a bloody ghost), as seen through the eyes of a man wearing a codpiece and bells on his head.
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Review Text

"Moore turns things on their head with an edgy 21st-century perspective that makes the story line as sharp, surly and slick as a game of Grand Theft Auto... It's a manic, masterly mix-winning, wild and something today's groundlings will applaud." Publishers Weekly on FOOL
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Review quote

"It's hard to resist so gleeful a tale of murder, witchcraft, treason, maiming, and spanking. . . . Moore's deft ear for dialogue keeps the pages turning . . . Fool is a wickedly good time."--Christian Science Monitor on FOOL
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About Christopher Moore

Moore, Christopher

Christopher Moore is the author of the novels Secondhand Souls, Sacré Bleu, A Dirty Job, and Lamb. He lives in San Francisco, California.
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Rating details

52,764 ratings
3.96 out of 5 stars
5 36% (18,903)
4 35% (18,654)
3 21% (10,886)
2 6% (3,052)
1 2% (1,269)
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