Tuesday, March 24, 2009

April's Pick: Fool

It's been coming for a while, based on a suggestion by Jacks: I am going to co-opt the voting this month and make Christopher Moore's latest book Fool April's pick, for the sole reason of saluting April 1st. I've heard so many mixed things about this book - the buzz is too interesting to set aside. The basic story is a retelling of King Lear in the manner of Shakespeare at his populist best - bawdy, raunchy, vulgar, a little bit sexist (okay, a lot) and also full of sex. But also funny. Very funny, if I am to believe those Moore fans out there. It is a risk, but what is a book club without a little risk? We'll have some fun, hopefully.

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