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The Fool By Christopher Moore,

  • Title: The Fool
  • Author: Christopher Moore
  • ISBN: 9780060590314
  • Page: 278
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Hilarious, always inventive, this is a book for all, especially uptight English teachers, bardolaters, and ministerial students Dallas Morning NewsFool the bawdy and outrageous New York Times bestseller from the unstoppable Christopher Moore is a hilarious new take on William Shakespeare s King Lear seen through the eyes of the foolish liege s clownish jester, Hilarious, always inventive, this is a book for all, especially uptight English teachers, bardolaters, and ministerial students Dallas Morning NewsFool the bawdy and outrageous New York Times bestseller from the unstoppable Christopher Moore is a hilarious new take on William Shakespeare s King Lear 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.
    The Fool Hilarious always inventive this is a book for all especially uptight English teachers bardolaters and ministerial students Dallas Morning NewsFool the bawdy and outrageous New York Times bestsell

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    1. Find all of my reviews at 52bookminimum We are all Fate s bastards In what may be the longest synopsis in the history of the universe, Moore does a great job explaining that his book is actually a retelling of King Lear The differences in the modern version Fool is told from Pocket the Fool s perspective and the tale is presented as a comedy rather than a tragedy Things that remain the same The cast of characters Lear and his three daughters with a bevy of supporting cast members along for the r [...]

    2. It s really hard to describe a Christopher Moore book to anyone who has never read one Or to anyone without a sense of humor Or to a Republican Mainly because when Moore says that This is a bawdy tale, he certainly isn t lying Couple that with his completely absurd sense of humor and you re guaranteed a read that will certainly never bore This is delightfully raunchy stuff gleefully vulgar immensely readable However, there s to a Moore novel than just the humor Moore s take on Shakespeare and K [...]

    3. Christopher Moore s re telling of Shakespeare s tragedy of King Lear has great comic potential It s just too bad that this novel doesn t come close to its potential.Told from the point of view of Lear s court jester, there are some genuinely amusing moments in this book However, as I read the book, I kept thinking this was like a Saturday Night Live skit that had been stretched beyond its initial humorous value and just kept going and going and going.

    4. This was a bawdy tale Thus begins Fool by Christopher Moore, a parody of King Lear by William Shakespeare but also really a comic tribute to all of The Bard s work Besides Lear, I recognized several other direct or indirect references and Moore himself, in an epilogical aside said he had blended over a dozen plays into the narrative Unique amongst Moore s work, it does not operate in his connected universe of Hawaii, Pine Cove and San Francisco as of the publication date Irreverent, profane and [...]

    5. Nothing like a good Moore gasm to end the evening.Fool is a comic retelling of King Lear from the fool s point of view Pocket, the fool, is lechererous, duplicitous, and all round magnificent He engineers the downfall of Lear s kingdom by pitting the king s daughters against each other, along with other nobles and their bastards There are references to Shakespeare, as well as a vanished race called the Mericans, ruled by the mad King George For me, the biggest laughs came from the faux English p [...]

    6. Moore s retelling of King Lear from the viewpoint of the Fool Full of crass, tongue in check innuendo and clever wordplay just like the real Shakespeare I didn t enjoy this one quite as much as The Serpent of Venice That might be because I read Fool first and I was used to the writing by the time I got to Serpent.If you enjoy Shakespeare, satire, and or crass humor don t miss this one

    7. It is little secret that I think that Christopher Moore is one of the funniest writers currently putting ink to page Whether he s writing about playing stone the adulteress with Jesus, talking fruit bats or a schizophrenic former B movie star who still believes that she s a warrior babe of the outlands, Moore almost never fails to leave you panting on the floor with tears in your eyes and lungs aching for air Needless to say, I was all up ons Fool when I first heard of it.A humorous take on Shak [...]

    8. Shakespearean wankfest making a mockery of King Lear in the most entertaining and loving way BonkBONK Perfect black comedy that made me laugh out loud Pocket is my hero I need to be spanked A constant, I d agree, lady, but again we re declaring the sky blue, aren t we I want to be spanked.

    9. I m gonna go ahead and co opt a term Dan used in his review of this bawdy book, and call it simply Moore gasmic Fuckstockings is just one of the many expletives and or insults that spew forth from the mouth of King Lear s fool, Pocket, that I m hoping to sneak into my everyday vocabulary Twatgoblin and chunder monkey used to refer to the King s bulimic royal taster will definitely be making appearances as well I m not sure how much use I ll have for boffnacity, but I ll give you Pocket s helpful [...]

    10. This was great even though it s been too long since I read King Lear only have the vaguest recollections of the original It didn t matter Actually, it might have been a plus since I had no real expectations of where Moore was going with this Sometimes I wondered if he knew, but it turned out he did he eventually got there, not without a lot of shagging, death, horribly funny situations, though.There was horror, but there was fun sex and a lot of funny sex I can still see Pocket embracing the wa [...]

    11. Life is loneliness, broken only by the gods taunting us with friendship and the odd bonk Not since Shakespeare has Shakespeare been this clever Fool is a retelling of Shakespeare s King Lear from the Fool s perspective The fool in Shakespeare s text is an integral supporting character who utters most of the play s philosophical secrets Moore picks up on that and expands it into the plot for this novel.Although I have heard many people say including Mr Moore that you don t need to be familiar wit [...]

    12. Okay I laughed out loud numerous times reading this book Bawdy, witty, a mishmash of various Shakespearean plays Packet, the fool, is the main character and he rains barbed insults down on everybody from King Lear to the laundress with spectacular breasts This dangerous need to express himself leads to the daily threat, sometimes several times a day, of being hung once even threatened with being hung twice or run through with something sharp and deadly I used this book as my just before bed read [...]

    13. Yet another outrageously hilarious tome from the keyboard of Christopher Moore I know for a fact that not all of my friends and family will like Fool, but many will love it as much as I did, and many will be rolling around laughing, in fits of laughter, as I was The jester of the court of King Lear, known as Pocket, proceeds to orchestrate the history of England, Great Britain and most of Western Europe There is very little authenticity, quite deliberately, and absolutely no respect for either r [...]

    14. Hilarious if you re really into gay jokes If you re not a frat boy, on the other hand, this really has nothing for you.The idea is an exploration of King Lear through the eyes of the Fool, imagining him as the hero of the story That s a perfectly good idea, but Moore does a dreadful job Jane Smiley s Thousand Acres is a smart, insightful retelling of Lear from the point of view of his daughters Fool is a bullshit Dungeons Dragons y retelling where the Fool comes with awesome throwing daggers and [...]

    15. Pocket is a diminutive Jester in the court of King Lear Hijinks ensue In this darkly comedic retelling, Moore has some fun with Willy the Shake and walks us through a maze of betrayal and downright cussedness in the Britain of a thankfully long gone age There are times when it is laugh out loud funny, particularly if like me you tend to guffaw at humor of a low sort But while I am a fan of Moore, and have enjoyed A Dirty Job, You Suck and Lamb, I found that this one left me wanting It was funny, [...]

    16. OK so, I don t wright many reviews, but I had to for this one because it is one of the funniest books I have ever read Even if you hate Shakespeare or can t stand the sound of iambic pentameter, this book will make you laugh If it doesn t, well then at least you know that you don t have a good sense of humor and that s a good thing to know.

    17. Fool is Christopher Moore s comic retelling of the Shakespeare tragedy King Lear Not to mention numerous references to other Shakesperean plays You ve got your witches, your ghost, your regacide But, in my mind, Moore displays his own comic genius best when he combines Shakespeare with Dr Seuss and gives us a ditty called Green Eggs And Hamlet Green eggs or not green eggs Whether tis nobler in the mind to eat them in a box with a fox

    18. Ah, Christopher Moore rewrites King Lear and steals from host of other Shakespeare s works in the process and presents a delightful, bawdy comedic romp through soggy Britain Fool tells the tale of Pocket, King Lear s favorite Fool, and the events that unfold as King Lear is driven into madness and destruction, and the kingdom is divided amidst treachery, scheming, princesses, fuckery, washerwomen names Bubble and Squeak, and a bloody ghost there is always a bloody ghost, of course And lovely Poc [...]

    19. A shaggalious good time Christopher Moore nails it again with his twisted take on King Lear from the point of view of the Fool Pocket, a sarcastic, manipulating, horny little court jester, takes us for a wild ride of shagging, fighting, shagging, warring, shagging, murdering, shagging you get the point.Oh, and there s a ghost There s always a bloody ghost I have not read the original, gasp , but I don t feel it s necessary Moore takes court jestering and kings and loyality to a whole new level

    20. Moore takes the idea of re telling King Lear from the Fool s perspective and makes a very funny hash of the whole thing My second favorite Moore novel after Lamb now.

    21. Fool was absolutely hysterical, so many laugh out loud moments, my family kept asking what was so funny I found myself laughing and shouting out lines to the family, it was so funny Fool is a retelling of Shakespeare s King Lear but told from the point of view of Lear s fool, Pocket You don t really need than a basic understanding of King Lear before starting this so don t let that stop you from picking this one up.The story of the orphan Pocket s rearing in the nunnery by Mother Basil and his [...]

    22. I dithered about whether to give this 3 or 4 stars Some of the book was off putting, inasmuch as even I can get tired of jokes about anatomy and bonking You can t throw a cat in this book without hitting one But, on the upside, I tore through the book to see how it all worked out Moore is fluent in Lear and in a lot of other Shakespeare works or at least their tropes He masters the vocabulary quite nicely, with a festive smattering of anachronism that makes it, oddly, all the palatable And as m [...]

    23. I know 3 stars note I originally gave this 3 stars, see below for information I think I mainly gave this book 3 stars cause I really didn t get into it My normal Christopher Moore reading experience is usually like thisopen book, start reading, laugh, finish bookually its a 1 sitting read for me This one took me 3 daysI m not sure if it was the subject matter retelling of Willy Shakes King Lear or whatn t get me wrong it had some great laugh out loud momentsI guess I was just wanting moore bad [...]

    24. Questo anno di letture non poteva cominciare meglio Non riuscivo a staccarmi da questo romanzo e allo stesso tempo non volevo finirlo, perch gi sapevo che mi sarebbe mancato La prosa di Moore fluida, divertente, a volte volutamente volgare ma mai esagerata Gi amato con Il vangelo secondo Biff, stato una piacevole conferma Riprendere in mano nientemeno che Shakespeare, buttare nel calderone Re Lear, con un pizzico di citazioni e rimandi ad altre opere qui e l , era un azzardo, ma Moore riuscito p [...]

    25. This is easily Moore s second best book I will be hard pressed to list anything above Lamb, ever The warning on the cover serves perfect justice as it announces This is a Bawdy tale I didn t chuckle I didn t giggle I didn t laugh I barked I laughed so often, so loudly, and so suddenly, it was as though I was barking I read it in one night and am already craving the next Christopher Moore book Thanks Christopher

    26. Rating 3 starsWARNING This is a bawdy tale Herein you will find gratuitous shagging, murder, spanking, maiming, treason, and heretofore unexplored heights of vulgarity and profanity, as well as nontraditional grammar, split infinitives, and the odd wank If that sort of thing bothers you, then gentle reader pass by, for we endeavor only to entertain, not to offend That said, if that s the sort of thing you think you might enjoy, then you have happened upon the perfect story I first met figurative [...]

    27. Moore, Christopher FOOL 2009 Moore is a witty, skillful writer usually But this time, he gets too cute Fool, is a reworking of the King Lear legend as told through the persona of the king s fool, Pocket Pocket is a short guy, who, as an orphan, was raised by the nuns at a convent It seems he picked up all his skills at sex and intrigues there, as well as any incidental biblical knowledge He is taken on as Lear s fool, along with an assistant fool, Drool He is loyal to the king, and especially to [...]

    28. I had to add a new shelf for this book deliciously quotable That admirably summarizes Fool, a bawdy comedic interpretation of Shakespeare s King Lear Not for the faint of heart, Fool puts the reader through a whirlwind tour of Shakespearean clich s mixed with a healthy dose of anachronisms and sexual innuendo.I love any sort of irreverent Shakespearean fun It s all well and good to call the Bard one of the greatest writers of the English language, but I ve never agreed with scholars who treat Sh [...]

    29. I really wanted to enjoy this one as much as Lamb The Gospel According to Biff, Christ s Childhood Pal and You Suck, but I couldn t The reader is warned that it s a bawdy tale but I m no prude The tribute that Moore is paying to British comedy is clear, but it did begin to pall about halfway through It s the same way that 40 Year Old Virgin was about 45 minutes too long There were still some shining moments near the end, like when a character was described looking as if a monkey had cum in his W [...]

    30. Pocket is raised in a nunnery and sold to a traveling entertainment troop as a fool Which is a better fate than being hanged for shagging the anchoren Then hired by King Lear when the Troop entertains at the castle and the fool makes the youngest princess laugh What follows is a story of great friendship Also, shagging, treachery, deceit, and war albeit a short one Notable mention is a passage of Drool, the fool s apprentice who is petting a cat when Pocket sees him and says, Stop that Drool pul [...]

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