by Christopher Moore
William Morrow Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780060590314
Date: 01 February 2009 List Price $26.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
From publicity material: First things first: you don't need to have read, or seen William Shakespeare's King Lear in order to enjoy Christopher Moore's new novel Fool.
So, in Fool, meet Lear's Fool -- name of Pocket -- and his less-than masterful apprentice, Drool; and the other players as well --the king, his daughters, their husbands, their associates--and enjoy how Christopher Moore not only reimagines a classic work of English literature in the spirit of fun, but also elaborates upon the play in such a way as to bring an unexpected illuminating interpretation to this cultural landmark.
(Source: William Morrow)