King Lear. Considered one of William Shakespeare's
crowning achievements. A tragedy that examines the nature of
familial relations and human suffering. Murder, intrigue,
disinherited daughter, selfish other daughters, betrayals, war,
suicide. Hardly comic relief.
Until Christopher Moore gets his mitts on it, that is.
With the release of FOOL, Moore picks up his copy of King
Lear, dusts it off, opens it up, and smacks it around and gets
its attention. He then proceeds to take the play and, while keeping
its core, turn it on its ear in the distinctly humorous way that
only he has been able to do.
Pocket, the fool in question, is,