A ‘Fool’ and His Readers Advisors

Out today and moving up Amazon’s sales rankings (from #99 to #26), is Christopher Moore’s Fool, a comic retelling of King Lear.

Fool got strong reviews in all the prepub review media, with Booklist demurring slightly and offering this readers advisory note,

…His legion of fans will forgivingly enjoy it, while newcomers should be quickly steered toward The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove (1999) or The Stupidest Angel (2004) for a giddy taste of Moore at his ludicrous best.

Michael Dirda in the Washington Post, offers his own readers advisory take, 

…If you like Benny Hill’s leering music-hall routines or Terry Pratchett’s satirical Discworld novels, or George MacDonald Fraser’s rumbustious Flashman adventures, not to overlook the less well known comic fiction of, say, Tom Holt and Tom Sharpe, you’re almost certain to enjoy Christopher Moore’s latest romp.

Moore is interviewed in the Wall Street JournalA Man of Infinite Jest, saying the book was influenced by Tom Stoppard’s play, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

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Fool
Moore, Christopher

  • Hardcover: $26.99; 336 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow (February 10, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0060590319
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060590314
  • Audio CD: Unabridged, $39.99
  • Publisher: HarperAudio; (February 10, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0061712590
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061712593

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