FoolBook - 2009 | 1st ed.
"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."
From Library Staff
A satirical, hilarious, and raunchy retelling of King Lear from the jester's point of view. Also available from SLPL as an audiobook CD.
Inspired by "King Lear." Jester Pocket is the narrator in this bawdy and comedic take the Lear family.
From the critics
AgeAdd Age Suitability
Coarse Language: Lots of use of the f-word, plus others.
Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.
QuotesAdd a Quote
" "My my, Fi, bit of a tart aren't we?"
"Druish love. My people burn a virgin every autumn - one can't be too careful." "
"Tosser!" cried the raven.