Search this Site
powered by FreeFind
Search other book
review web sites

ReviewsOfBooks.com


Your one stop for finding multiple professional reviews of recently released books.

Fool by Christopher Moore

Fool is Christopher Moore's retelling of Shakespeare's King Lear, turning the bard's tragedy into a comedy. At the center is the diminutive jester, Pocket, and his gargantuan apprentice, Drool. When King Lear decides to divide his kingdom among his daughters, Goneril, Regan, and Cordelia, but when Cordelia refuses to laud him with fake praise, she is banished from the kingdom. This starts the diabolical schemes to snatch the crown filled with conspiracies, double crosses, murder, ghosts, witches, and madness. If the kingdom is to be saved, Pocket must use all of his skills to foil the plans. Fool is profane, full of anachronistic references, and pokes fun at the language and style of Elizabethan English and customs. It's received positive reviews with the Dallas Morning News saying, "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."
[read excerpt]
Buy Fool by Christopher Moore

Christian Science Monitor review by Kathryn Perry

Washington Post review by Michael Dirda

San Francisco Chronicle review by Steven Winn

Dallas Morning News review by Tom Dodge

Mostlyfiction.com review by Mary Whipple

Christopher Moore
Hardcover
Buy from the UK Buy from Canada
Buy from France Buy from Germany
[click book cover for amazon.com page for Fool]
[click "Buy from the UK" for amazon.co.uk page for Fool]

Buy amazon.com gift card