Pocket has been Lear's cherished fool for years. So naturally Pocket is at his brainless, elderly liege's side when Lear demands that his kids swear to him their undying love and devotion. Of course Goneril and Regan are only too happy to brownnose Dad. But Cordelia believes that her father's request is kind of...well...stupid, and her blunt honesty ends up costing her her rightful share of the kingdom and earns her a banishment to boot.
Well now the bangers and mash have really hit the fan. And the only person who can possibly make things right . . . is Pocket. Now he's going to have do some very fancy maneuvering: cast some spells, start a war or two - the usual stuff - to get Cordelia back into Daddy Lear's good graces, to derail the fiendish power plays of Cordelia's twisted sisters, and to shag every lusciously shaggable wench who's amenable to shagging along the way.
Pocket may be a fool...but he's definitely not an idiot.
©2009 Christopher Moore; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers
I listen in the car while i drive. I have eclectic tastes in books and if it interests me I listen till its over.
The turnabout on the story. The hero and best character is the fool and he comes out on top in nearly every scene.
It is an amusing tale which had me laughing out loud at times ~ which can be embarrasing in public! when no one can see your earbuds!
Yes. The narrator added to the character. There is also an interview with the author at the end of the book where he went over his thoughts and writing process for this book. It was entertaining as well.
I haven't read King Lear, but it was obvious that the author did a lot of research on Shakespeare when writing this book. It was whitty and entertaining. It was a bit vulgar for me though.
Sarcastic attitude, catch phrase, British accent.
This is now my favorite of Christopher Moore's books.
This is my 3rd listen, the story character and plot are just fascinating
Wicked but are just well told, full of imagination and just plain fun
The characters personality
Pocket found out that the King as a very bad person!
Fool just takes you away from the normal with fun and wit.
Christopher Moore packs so much humor in his books that it is impossible to catch everything the first time. This book is no exception. Keep away from children and "sensitive" mother-in-laws!
Again, I find myself thoroughly enjoying a Christopher Moore book. Funny, witty, and well read. A great choice, especially for fans of Shakespeare. I am tempted to buy for my 14 year old, who will soon be struggling through Shakespeare. Great stuff!
I thoroughly enjoyed the book - plenty of laugh out loud moments as usual with Christopher Moore. However, for me it does not rank up there with Lamb and A Dirty Job - in particular I thought parts of the second half of the book dragged out a bit.
Have read all Chris's books and listened to them all as well. For some reason I had trouble getting into this read, but the listen was spectacular. The narrator was great, the jokes were spot on, everything came together for me w/ the audio book!
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