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Fool by Christopher Moore
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Jan 23, 2009

did not like it
bookshelves: read-2009
Read in January, 2009

I think I'm giving up on this book halfway in. I tried, really I did. I suppose the saying "never judge a book by it's cover" really applies here. When I got it, it had a brown bag looking cover over it that attracted my attention by the short blurb it said about this book is a bawdy tale etc. Sure this is definitely true, I think the story could be really good but it's just too hard to read. Maybe it's me, maybe the book, but the words aren't flowing the right way to keep me interested.
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message 1: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Was this a book that you won from Goodreads? I am interested to know what you think of it? It saw it as a giveaway, though did not think it was something that would peak my interest. Let me know what you think about this book.

VegasGal hey Jennifer

I got this book at a local book festival that was held in the beginning of Dec. They had about 20 books in big piles and people could just go up to the tables and browse and pick. I was so excited that I grabbed them all and figured I'd sort through them afterward.

So far the book is kind of hard to read but does have a bit of a funny and interesting plot enough to hold my interest. Who knows what may happen in 100 pages

message 3: by Noel (last edited Jan 08, 2009 12:17AM) (new)

Noel Hynd In a weird kind of way, you made me curious about this. Not enough to buy it, but if I see a copy I'm going to sort of thumb through. Go figure. Btw, since the two of you seem to read A LOT, I'd be happy to send you galleys of one of my recent or upcoming titles with the hopes, of course, that you post a review here. I'm new to Goodreads and am anxious to build up friends and readership. Good wishes, Noel Hynd

VegasGal Hey Noel

I would be glad to read and review one of your books on here.

Leslie I am reading FOOL right now and it is hysterical...but I have to tell you, I am an English teacher. I think this is probably a lot funnier if you are a big Shakespeare fan, and if you have read King Lear. Not only does he play on the characters and events, but he brings the language in as well. Kind of like an English major on crack (or as I imagine that would be). I will tell you that Christopher Moore's specialty is send ups of great literature or famous myths, so if this is not quite what you're looking for, then try Bloodsucking Fiends (contemporary vampires) or Lamb (the New testament from Biff, Jesus' childhood friend...

Linda My advice to you is to try the audio book version of this one (narrated by Euan Morton). Check it out from the library. You won't be sorry. It's absolutely brilliant! Hope you give it another chance.

Pamela I'm a fan of Shakespeare, and I found it tediously adolescent.

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