Fool Paperback – 4 Feb 2010
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There's more murder, mayhem, mistaken identities and scene changes than you can remember, but bestselling Moore turns things on their head with an edgy 21st-century perspective that makes the story line as sharp, surly and slick as a game of Grand Theft Auto (Publishers Weekly)
Wall-to-wall, farcical fornicating and fighting...a jolly good time can be had (Booklist)
Wretched excess doth have power to charm, and there are great reeking oodles of it strewn throughout these irreverent pages (Kirkus Reviews)
Funny, literate, smart and sexy, all at once! (Jeff Lindsay (Dexter))
A bawdy Shakespearean romp from the brilliant author of LambSee all Product description
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Moore obviously has an abiding love and respect for the source material but isn't bound by its conventions or constrained by its reputation.
I did laugh a lot and I enjoyed the story but in comparison to his vampire stories this is a lesser work.
Fool is so over the top but loveable as well, in some bits I can imagine him standing there banging his head against the wall when something stupid happens & the other characters are screwing up.
It made me chuckle a few times and is just a good read
It is in this rudeness that the book will falter for many people. I have read some naughty books in my time, but this is up there with the filthiest. There is a warning at the start to prepare the reader, but even that cannot stop you being shocked by the amount of frivolity and swearing in the book. It is essentially a lot of bawdiness of the basest nature. I found this a shame as it was a little over the top and took away from a very amusing tale that actually had a lot going for it. The characters of Pocket and Drool are great fun and I think the book would have worked with the ye olde bad language and not the baser parts. In fact, the book is so rude that I can not recommend it to people I know, but for any open minded people out there in amazonland I would recommend this very funny book.
Yes, most certainly, from it's twisting of Shakespeare's characters, settings and structures to the bawdy (a word you will hear again and again where this book is concerned) dialogue and "nudge nudge, wink wink" sex talk, this is certainly a humorous piece.
Sadly though, it's very much a blunt instrument, which is a pity. I'm all for some obvious humour, but every now and again something a little less in your face might be nice.
Still, it's nice to have something that isn't trying to be too clever for it's own good.
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I've read all of Moore's work and have to admit to having left this to one of the last because of what it's...Read more