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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Fool by Christopher Moore

If you are even the least bit offended by foul language, Don't Read This Book!!
If you don't like constant sexual references, Don't Read This Book!!

This is the story of King Lear as told from the view of the fool, Pocket. He knows all the families secrets, and all the castle's goings-on.
It is also incredibly obscene so I didn't read very much of it. I wasn't the only one who felt that way:

In truth, Fool is exuberantly, tirelessly, brazenly profane, vulgar, crude, sexist, blasphemous and obscene. Compared to Moore's novel, even Mel Brooks's hilariously tasteless film "Blazing Saddles" appears a model of stately 18th-century decorousness. To quote carelessly from Fool would strain the forbearance of this family newspaper.
Michael Dirda, The Washington Post

Rated R for obscenities too numerous to explain.

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