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Author: Christopher Moore
ISBN13: 978-0061719875
Title: Fool: A Novel
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Language: English
Category: Humor
Publisher: HarperLuxe; Larger Print edition (February 24, 2009)
Pages: 432

Fool: A Novel by Christopher Moore



FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Hilarious, always inventive, this is a book for all, especially uptight English teachers, bardolaters.

as 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 News.

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Compared to Moore’s novel, even Mel Brooks’s hilariously tasteless film Blazing Saddles appears a model of stately 18th-century decorousness. Washington Post Book World (Michael Dirda). Often funny, sometimes hilarious, always inventive, this is a book for all, especially uptight English teachers, bardolaters and ministerial students of the kind who come to our doorstep on Saturday mornings. Dallas Morning News.

by Christopher Moore. Verily speaks Christopher Moore, much-beloved scrivener and peerless literary jester, who hath writteneth much that is of grand wit and belly-busting mirth, including such laureled bestsellers of the Times of Olde Newe Yorke as Lamb, A Dirty Job, and You Suck: A Love Story. Now he takes on no less than the legendary Bard himself (with the utmost humility and respect) in a twisted and insanely funny tale of a moronic monarch and his deceitful daughters-a rousing story of plots, subplots, counterplots, betrayals, war, revenge, bared bosoms, unbridled lust.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Fool-the bawdy and outrageous New York Times bestseller from the unstoppable Christopher Moore-is a hilarious new take on William Shakespeare’s King Lea. s seen through the eyes of the foolish liege’s clownish jester, Pocket

LibraryThing members' description. This is a bawdy tale. Verily speaks Christopher Moore, much beloved scrivener and peerless literary jester, who hath writteneth much that is of grand wit and belly-busting mirth, including such laurelled bestsellers of the Times of Olde Newe Yorke as Lamb, A Dirty Job, and You Suck (no offense).

Verily speaks Christopher Moore, much beloved scrivener and peerless literary jester, who hath writteneth much that is of grand wit and belly-busting mirth, including such laurelled bestsellers of the Times of Olde Newe Yorke as Lamb, A Dirty Job, and You Suck (no offense)

“Hilarious, always inventive, this is a book for all, especially uptight English teachers, bardolaters, and ministerial students.” —Dallas Morning News

Fool—the bawdy and outrageous New York Times bestseller from the unstoppable Christopher Moore—is a hilarious new take on William Shakespeare’s King Lear…as 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.”

Reviews: 7
Nothing personal
Uncensored and uncut could be a leader for this book. It would attract the less socially conforming reader. Not a fair leader, but it attracts attention.

This book is just fun. If you like cynicism, sarcasm, plays on words, and double entendre, this is a great reading choice for you. The action is fast paced although you will want to slow down a bit to fully appreciate some of the humor.

After reading it, be sure to look at the authors comments. Moore reveals how he took historical events and moved them around a bit. He also mentions that some of his word formations come from different historical periods. And finally, he discourages those who want to reread (or even consistent language use. This is his creation; enjoy it for the originality that is Christopher Moore.

If you are offended by language that is a bit profane or vulgar, don’t even try to read this. This carries vulgarity to new, absurd heights. I found myself laughing while reading some of the overstretched vulgar pronouncements of the characters. Political correctness is notably absent. But it is funny.

For those who have read King Lear there will be familiar characters and overall plot lines. It just seems to me this was fun to write; I know it was fun to read. For those easily offended by perceived social slights, don’t read the book. That is two warnings in one review. Usually, I do not read the attached samplers for the next or additional work. With this book, I did and the sample proved to be equally intriguing and entertaining. I will read more by this writer.
Gribandis
Moore tackled Shakespeare's King Lear right into the mud and gave it a 'right good sodding'. Moore is irreverent and brilliant and crude and erudite all on the same page. Full of hilarious anachronism, bawdy humor, and quick-witted word play The Bard himself would be proud of, he somehow manages to squeeze in some actual ideas about power and the things it does to people.

Fool is a bit like what one could expect if the creators of Monty Python, and Black Adder met up with Eddie Izzard and they all got drunk together and decided to rewrite Shakespeare without the iambic pentameter. Or maybe what Shakespeare would write today for an HBO / BBC production. Lots of nudity, gratuitous sex, violence, and twisted plots all set in a beautiful, albeit historically inaccurate time period.

This book is for twisted people who want to laugh at the world, themselves, and love language. Or at least love foul language mashed in with all the inappropriate witty remarks.

Moore takes liberties with the plot of King Lear but really, it wasn't like Shakespeare created it of whole cloth.... The book reminded me of just how crude the Bard could be (and Moore has some wonderful expletives of his own) and how history was malleable to him. It is rare a book that can make me laugh out loud and leave me with line after line running through my head. I gave up highlighting passages I liked because by the third chapter it was looking like a textbook from a freshman who had no clue how to highlight only the important points because everything seemed important - everything here was funny.

Now, I say all this with caution. This book, this humor is not for everyone. Like, "fundamentalists" of any ilk. Or people who don't get Shakespeare (you missed the humor in Hamlet????). Or people who can't laugh at the true absurdities of life. Or people who who keep a cuss jar. Or anyone who believes in censorship.... or can't laugh about sex.... or well, you get my drift. No? (I typed in bloody perfect f****** French.)
Wooden Purple Romeo
Fool is one of the funniest Books I've read in many years -- if not ever. It is my favorite of Christopher Moore's Books, all of which I own and have read, except two: I'm in the middle of Lamb now, and Sacre Bleu is waiting.

In terms of pure enjoyment (measured in Laughs per Page), this is Hand's down Moore's best as far as I'm concerned, and it just edges out my prior Top Pick of his: The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove. Moore is right up there in enjoyment with my all time favorite Author Carl Hiaasen on this one. They both know exactly how to entertain you to the Max, but with significantly different "styles".

From earlier "times", Fool gives real meaning to the terms "Rapier Wit", and "Razor Sharp Tongue". Pocket is THE Fool (Jester), & what he says & does both to, and with the "Royals" (and gets away with - well mostly) is incredible and slap-the-Chair hilarious. Moore also thoughtfully includes ample "References & Definitions" of terms (including some invented?) to improve the hilarity and help you to understand the colorful "Language" of the Bard's People, times & places.

I was in deep conflict while reading Pocket's (and his Side Kick Drool's) adventures. I did not want to see them end, and yet I could not wait to see what mischief Pocket was up to next. I wanted to keep turning Pages, but finally resisted and actually rationed my reading to savor the mirth over a longer period of time. Maybe I need a Shrink, or my own Pocket? Whatever, I know I will be "visiting" with Fool again (required re-reading for me) - the highest compliment I can offer.

If you are serious about your King Lear, maybe you should avoid Fool. It has just about anything you can think of going on (and a few things you probably wouldn't). That includes ribaldry & colorful "behavior" & a tad of violence, if you are sensitive about those kinds of things.

It's likely obvious by now that I think Fool is a great, funny read and I highly recommend it. If you laugh and enjoy it even a fraction as much as I did, you certainly will have lots & lots of fun, & may even "Tear up" a bit (as I did) - just don't "split a Gut". I came close a couple of times.
ME
I have read all of Moore's books and liked them all, from 3 to 4 to 5 stars. This one is off the charts. It is a masterpiece. I do wish he would do more along this line. Surely Mr. Moore can come up with a sequel, as I would love to see the Fool and his apprentice again. But it will be next to impossible to top this one.