Fool: A Novel by Christopher MooreFool: A Novel by Christopher Moore

Fool: A Novel

byChristopher Moore

Paperback | February 23, 2010

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“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.”

Christopher Moore is the author of fourteen previous novels, includingLamb,The Stupidest Angel,Fool,Sacré Bleu,A Dirty Job, andThe Serpent of Venice. He lives in San Francisco, California.
Title:Fool: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:February 23, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060590327

ISBN - 13:9780060590321


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shakespearean hijinks and bawdiness Christopher Moore's take on the Fool of King Lear is irreverent, ribald and hugely funny. I am certain Shakespeare would have approved.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So good This book is funny and inappropriate. True Moore. His take on Shakespeare's King Lear. Pocket is the main character and tells a great story. Definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fool Lovely treatment of Shakey's Lear.
Date published: 2014-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fool Hard to put down.
Date published: 2014-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Much more fun than the first time King Lear is one of the classic Shakespearean plays that we were all forced to read/act out/watch in high school. This version is told from the point of view of Pocket, and it's much more entertaining if you're looking to revisit the story. (Note: "Entertaining" may mean coarse language, sexuality, liberal interpretations of the original, and updating.)
Date published: 2014-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fool great book! As long as your not too prudish you should like this.
Date published: 2014-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fool An enjoyably humorous modern twist on a classic tale.
Date published: 2013-12-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Freaking hilarious. I love all Christopher Moore's books but this is in my top 5, easily
Date published: 2013-03-26

Editorial Reviews

“Moore compares favorably to Tom Robbins – crazy adventure, clever twists, feel-good philosophy – crafting a laugh-out-loud romp with Bard-worthy smarts.”