í Read ¸ Shakespeare for Squirrels by Christopher Moore ½ Note I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.
If it wasn t for Christopher Moore, I d get no Shakespeare at all We resume our travels with Pocket of Dog Snogging in this nod to A Midsummer Night s Dream Moore fans love Pocket and squirrels for some reason This was clever, creative and funny I thought I knew A Midsummer NIght s Dream better than I actually do In fact, turns out that one reading in 7th grade didn t really stick If I d known the source material better, I think I would have appreciated it As it was, I watched a really bizarre version of it Shakespeare with iPads It was a TV version, from 2016 I need to watch another version After watching that my appreciation for the book grew even I loved Moore s take on that various aspects of the play.
Super fun book.
I was given an ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for my honest review Another Christopher Moore book down and I was, again, not disappointed I laughed out loud many, many times I said what the hell am I reading just as many times Moore will forever be my favorite hilarious, not making much sense author and lordy I love him for it all Especially the not making sense part Only his books will I tolerate it cause only he can do it proper.
Hilarious I love, love, LOVE this series and can t wait to get my hands on the final print edition I so very much appreciate Moore s wicked sense of humor and foul mouth I particular love his send up of Shakespeare and his mash up of different plays Fantastic, as always Thank you to William Morrow and Edelweiss for the free e ARC
What a fun take on A Midsummer Night s Dream Moore did his research and mostly kept his characters true to the original work He added his own twists and lots of expletives and voila he said in perfect f king french Shakespeare for Squirrels was made.
Humor isn t usually my thing, but this was welcome romp and one I would recommend to others.
I received an advance copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review.
Pocket of Dog Snogging continues his romp through Shakespeares plays in this murder mystery twist of Midsummer Night s Dream Classic Christopher Moore fuckery abound A worthy companion to Fool and Serpent.
I ve always loved Moore s take on Shakespeare, but this may be my favorite.
Shakespeare Meets Dashiell Hammett In This Wildly Entertaining Murder Mystery From New York Times Bestselling Author Christopher Moore An Uproarious, Hardboiled Take On The Bard S Most Performed Play, A Midsummer Night S Dream, Featuring Pocket, The Hero Of Fool And The Serpent Of Venice, Along With His Sidekick, Drool, And Pet Monkey, JeffSet Adrift By His Pirate Crew, Pocket Of Dog Snogging Last Seen In The Serpent Of Venice Washes Up On The Sun Bleached Shores Of Greece, Where He Hopes To Dazzle The Duke With His Comedic Brilliance And Become His Trusted FoolBut The Island Is In Turmoil Egeus, The Duke S Minister, Is Furious That His Daughter Hermia Is Determined To Marry Demetrius, Instead Of Lysander, The Man He Has Chosen For Her The Duke Decrees That If, By The Time Of The Wedding, Hermia Still Refuses To Marry Lysander, She Shall Be Executed Or Consigned To A Nunnery Pocket, Being Pocket, Cannot Help But Point Out That This Decree Is Complete Bollocks, And That The Duke Is An Egregious Weasel For Having Even Suggested It Irritated By The Fool S Impudence, The Duke Orders His Death With The Duke S Guards In Pursuit, Pocket Makes A Daring EscapeHe Soon Stumbles Into The Wooded Realm Of The Fairy King Oberon, Who, As Luck Would Have It, IS Short A Fool His Jester Robin Goodfellow The Mischievous Sprite Better Known As Puck Was Found Dead Murdered Oberon Makes Pocket An Offer He Can T Refuse He Will Make Pocket His Fool And Have His Death Sentence Lifted If Pocket Finds Out Who Killed Robin Goodfellow But As Anyone Who Is Even Vaguely Aware Of The Bard S Most Performed Play Ever Will Know, Nearly Every Character Has A Motive For Wanting The Mischievous Sprite DeadWith Too Many Suspects And Too Little Time, Pocket Must Work His Own Kind Of Magic To Find The Truth, Save His Neck, And Ensure That All Ends WellA Rollicking Tale Of Love, Magic, Madness, And Murder, Shakespeare for Squirrels Is A Midsummer Night S Noir A Wicked And Brilliantly Funny Good Time Conjured By The Singular Imagination Of Christopher Moore