Venice, a really long time ago . . . Pocket of Dog Snogging, the irresistibly mischievous hero of Fool, finds himself in a spot of bother, having been lured to a dark dungeon by cunning plotters. Rather than enjoying a bottle of rare wine and a young lady of even rarer beauty as promised, Pocket finds himself naked, chained, and left to die in a watery cell. Just as he thinks it can''t get any worse, he feels something slither against his thigh and realizes he''s not alone-someone or something is there in the dark with him . . .
Once again, New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore illuminates the absurdity of the human condition in this satiric Venetian gothic that channels William Shakespeare and Edgar Allan Poe (with a little Marco Polo thrown in for good measure) as only he can.