Good Reads: Fool by Christopher Moore

It’s been a rainy, dreary spring break so far. Not that I’m complaining; it could be snowing and I’d still be happy for the break. (Although I’m certainly thankful that it’s not!) I’ve been alternating my time between checking off my to-do list and being absolutely lazy, leaning heavier towards the lazy side.

Sweater: Target; cords: Gap, gift; necklace: Anthropologie; flats: Target

I’ve had some time to read, and I just finished the book Fool by Christopher Moore. It’s the retelling of Shakespeare’s King Lear, told from the perspective of Lear’s fool, Pocket. It’s been years since I’ve read King Lear, but even if you’ve never read it at all I can’t imagine not being entertained by this hilarious tale. 

Yes, I'm dressing like a book cover again. This was a fun one though!

In my opinion, Moore sums up his story the best:  “This is a bawdy tale. Herein you will find gratuitous shagging, murder, spanking, maiming, treason, and heretofore unexplored heights of vulgarity and profanity…” Basically it’s, Shakespeare, but sillier.

What’s your favorite Shakespeare play or parody? 

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