Publisher: Harper Collins/William Morrow
Page Count: 311
Fiction Genre: Humor, Fantasy, Historical, Retelling
Dates Read: August 25-30, 2015
We all know the story of King Lear, but know it's time to hear about it from the jester's perspective. Pocket, the jester, takes us through the who shebang of Lear, his daughters, and son-in-laws, and tells us about the mischief he found himself in. All while trying to save his love, Cordelia, from vindictive sisters, murderous brother-in-laws, and a vengeful father.
My first glimpse of Moore's work was Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal. I honestly did not think anything could top that, but Fool has given Lamb a run for its money, and has easily turned Moore into one of my favorite authors. Moore's wit and humor run deep in his stories; it's outstanding. Shakespeare's King Lear was a tab on the boring side, but it is still very masterful. Moore has taken a classic, and respun it for a new generation. With deep character development, and a well thought out back story, Moore left me feeling like I was on the sideline of my favorite team's recent game, cheering them on to victory.
Ratings (based on a 10 point scale)
Quality of Writing - 8
Pace - 7
Plot Development - 7
Characters - 6
Enjoyability - 8
Insightfulness - 5
Ease of Reading - 7
Photos/Illustrations - N/A
Overall Rating - 4 out of 5 stars