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El Bufon = Fool (Hardcover)

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This is Moore’s best one yet! Completely irreverent with a take on Shakespeare that will leaving you laughing out loud and the Bard turning in his grave! The language is rough, but he warns you of that in the beginning of the book. Consider this: when the author’s note/warning leaves you chuckling, the book can only get better, and this one does. Read, laugh, laugh again, wipe your eyes, and recommend it to your friends!


I’m a huge fan of Christopher Moore. He’s yet to write a book I don’t like. Moore’s novels are populated by such memorable characters as Roberto the Fruit Bat, Molly Michon, and Minty Fresh. None of these compares to Pocket, the star of Fool. I’m a Shakespeare scholar through and through, and Moore quite literally butchers the Bard’s work in this parody but it had me rolling with laughter page after page. Moore’s incredible characterizations and vivid descriptions make the novel play like a film in the mind while you read it. Moore says it best in the warning at the beginning of the book: “This is a bawdy tale. Herein you will find gratuitous shagging, murder, spanking, maiming, treason, and heretofore unexplored heights of vulgarity and profanity, as well as nontraditional grammar, split infinitives, and the odd wank . . . If that's the sort of thing you think you might enjoy, then you have happened upon the perfect story!"



an of infinite jest, Pocket has been Lear's cherished fool for years, from the time the king's grown daughtersselfish, scheming Goneril, sadistic (but erotic-fantasy-grade-hot) Regan, and sweet, loyal Cordeliawere mere girls. So naturally Pocket is at his brainless, elderly liege's side when Learat the insidious urging of Edmund, the bastard (in every way imaginable) son of the Earl of Gloucesterdemands that his kids swear their undying love and devotion before a collection of assembled guests. Of course Goneril and Regan are only too happy to brownnose Dad. But Cordeliabelieves that her father's request is kind of... well... stupid, and her blunt honesty ends up costing her her rightful share of the kingdom and earns her a banishment to boot...
Product Details
ISBN: 9788466632195
ISBN-10: 8466632190
Publisher: Ediciones B
Publication Date: September 1st, 2009
Pages: 343
Language: Spanish
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