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
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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I needed a break from all the serious books I had been listening to, and this was the perfect book. The old english and bauwdy language just makes ya laugh - The Fool is a hit and great way to read shakespeare - unless your a prude.
Fool is worth 10 stars in a 5-star rating system. Of the hundreds of Audible books I've purchased and listened to since becoming an Audible customer in 2001; Fool may be the best. Though it's Brilliantly written and brilliantly funny, what makes this book so great is that it's brilliantly read [performed] by Evan Morton. Morton gives every one of the unique characters a unique voice; characters that range from Peanut (the Fool) to Drool (Peanuts' dimwitted apprentice), from King Lear to his 3 daughters.
"Fool" is an entertaing listen. But better not turn it on when the kids are nearby. If you enjoy Moore's humor, you'll love "A Dirty Job". As with his other tales you need to be prepared for some farfetched characters, but the reader is spectacular.
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