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Fool

Yet another funny book from one of my favourite authors, “Fool” is a very liberal adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “King Lear.”

The book tells the story of Pocket, King Lear’s beloved court jester from the time his three daughters – Goneril, Regan, and Cordelia – were little.  Things start to get interesting when the king ask his daughters how much they love him in front of his subjects.  Goneril and Regan put on a grand display of their feelings for him, but Cordelia’s honesty ends up with her banishment and disinheritance of her fair share of the kingdom.

All hell breaks loose and it is up to Pocket to put the family and kingdom back together.  In true classic form, Christopher Moore peppers the story with plenty of sexual innuendos but it is done in good taste that it is hard to feel red-faced for long.

Fans of the author will enjoy this book.

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