Kelly Sedinger's Reviews > The Serpent of Venice
The Serpent of Venice
Erp! I finished this over a month ago and never got around to updating here. Moore is one of my favorite authors, and this direct sequel to FOOL takes our hero, the clown/jester/fool Pocket, from his reimagining of KING LEAR to Venice, where Pocket finds himself in the middle of Moore's reimagining of OTHELLO and THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, with a bit of Edgar Allan Poe thrown in. The book has all of Moore's usual madcap gonzo stuff going on, with plenty of laughs along the way (I have to avoid reading Moore in bed because my laughter annoys The Wife as she's trying to sleep). I was fortunate in that I recently read MERCHANT so I was up to speed on those references, but it's been years since I read OTHELLO so some of that material passed over my head. Still, Christopher Moore is always a delight and I hope we see more of Pocket's adventures through the slightly-askew Bardic world Moore is creating.
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