Friday, August 14, 2009

Stuff + A Review

Bugger, I missed yesterday too. :( I'm a horrible blogger. I was just realy busy yesterday. Oh well. I got a comment!! Wooo, love getting them so keep'em coming. Anyways...I finsihed Fool by Christopher Moore and I figured I'd do my review on it. :)

A man of infinite jest, Pocket has been Lear's cherished fool for years, from the time the king's grown daughters—selfish, scheming Goneril, sadistic (but erotic-fantasy-grade-hot) Regan, and sweet, loyal Cordelia—were mere girls. So naturally Pocket is at his brainless, elderly liege's side when Lear—at the insidious urging of Edmund, the bastard (in every way imaginable) son of the Earl of Gloucester—demands that his kids swear their undying love and devotion before a collection of assembled guests. Of course Goneril and Regan are only too happy to brownnose Dad. But Cordelia believes that her father's request is kind of . . . well . . . stupid, and her blunt honesty ends up costing her her rightful share of the kingdom and earns her a banishment to boot.

Well, now the bangers and mash have really hit the fan. The whole damn country's about to go to hell in a handbasket because of a stubborn old fart's wounded pride. And the only person who can possibly make things right . . . is Pocket, a small and slight clown with a biting sense of humor. He's already managed to sidestep catastrophe (and the vengeful blades of many an offended nobleman) on numerous occasions, using his razor-sharp mind, rapier wit . . . and the equally well-honed daggers he keeps conveniently hidden behind his back. Now he's going to have to do some very fancy maneuvering—cast some spells, incite a few assassinations, start a war or two (the usual stuff)—to get Cordelia back into Daddy Lear's good graces, to derail the fiendish power plays of Cordelia's twisted sisters, to rescue his gigantic, gigantically dim, and always randy friend and apprentice fool, Drool, from repeated beatings . . . and to shag every lusciously shaggable wench who's amenable to shagging along the way.

Pocket may be a fool . . . but he's definitely not an idiot.

The humor was what hooked me, but it was the plot that made me stay. It was not only an absolutely hilarious book, but filled with amazing plots that just kept coming. The end of the book left me breathless. One of the best books I've ever read and I would highly recommend to anyone who likes a little comedy in their books...not that this book has just a little funny bone. Haha. Great book.(Also, read more of his books. The ones I've read so far, are great.)

Well, that's about it. I just started Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen. I hope to have that review up by Sunday.

Until Later,

Gemo <3


  1. Good review! It's added to my TBR list


  2. Great! I think you'll love it. Warning, it has some adult type content in it. A lot. But it's still awesome.