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Fool by Christopher Moore
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Mar 16, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: read-in-2009
Read in March, 2009

Christopher Moore's re-telling of Shakespeare's tragedy of King Lear has great comic potential. It's just too bad that this novel doesn't come close to its potential.

Told from the point of view of Lear's court jester, there are some genuinely amusing moments in this book. However, as I read the book, I kept thinking this was like a Saturday Night Live skit that had been stretched beyond its initial humorous value and just kept going and going and going.

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Joanna Spot on.

message 1: by DJ (new) - rated it 2 stars

DJ Williams Exactly what I was thinking...I was disappointed, considering what good reviews this book had.

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