Fool

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 5,971 ratings

Fool Publisher's Summary

A man of infinite jest, Pocket has been Lear's cherished fool for years, from the time the king's grown daughters - selfish, scheming Goneril, sadistic but hot Regan, and sweet, loyal Cordelia - were mere girls. So he can see trouble brewing when Lear demands that his kids swear their undying love and devotion before a collection of assembled guests.

Of course Goneril and Regan are only too happy to brownnose Dad. But Cordelia's blunt honesty ends up costing her her rightful share of the kingdom and earns her a banishment to boot. The only person who can possibly make things right is Pocket, who has already managed to sidestep catastrophe on numerous occasions, using his razor-sharp mind, rapier wit, and the equally well-honed daggers he keeps conveniently hidden behind his back. He's going to have to do some very fancy manoeuvring - cast some spells, incite a few assassinations, start a war or two (the usual stuff) - and shag every lusciously shaggable wench who's amenable along the way. Pocket may be a fool... but he's definitely not an idiot.

©2009 Christopher Moore (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Book 1

    • Fool

    • By: Christopher Moore
    • Narrated by: Euan Morton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    A man of infinite jest, Pocket has been Lear's cherished fool for years, from the time the king's grown daughters - selfish, scheming Goneril, sadistic but hot Regan, and sweet, loyal Cordelia - were mere girls. So he can see trouble brewing when Lear demands that his kids swear their undying love and devotion before a collection of assembled guests. Of course Goneril and Regan are only too happy to brownnose Dad.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Stew of laughs

    • By M. J. Laskin on 02-12-17

    Regular price: $17.55

    • Fool

    • A Novel
    • By: Christopher Moore
    • Narrated by: Euan Morton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,598
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,313
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,335

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mr Moore does it again.

    • By Michael on 02-17-09

    Regular price: $30.79

  • Book 2

    • The Serpent of Venice

    • A Novel
    • By: Christopher Moore
    • Narrated by: Euan Morton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,355
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,137
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,136

    Venice, a really long time ago: Three prominent Venetians await their most loathsome and foul dinner guest, the erstwhile envoy from Britain who also happens to be a favorite of the Doge: The rascal-Fool Pocket. This trio of cunning plotters have lured Pocket to a dark dungeon, promising a spirited evening. Their invitation is, of course, bogus. These scoundrels have something far less amusing planned for the man who has consistently foiled their quest for power and wealth. But this Fool is no fool.…

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Shakespear, E.A. Poe, and Pocket the Fool

    • By Sires on 05-11-14

    Regular price: $28.51