[[ Reading ]] ➸ Shakespeare for Squirrels Author Christopher Moore – Submitasite.info

[[ Reading ]] ➸ Shakespeare for Squirrels Author Christopher Moore – Submitasite.info Shakespeare for Squirrels, the latest from Christopher Moore, features the same protagonist as Fool and The Serpent of Venice This time Pocket is back with a retelling of A Midsummer Night s Dream In this tale, he has washed up on Greek shores and is soon enough trying to solve a mystery in the style of The Maltese Falcon yes a Shakespeare Hammett mash up As to be expected from Moore, this book is raucous, bawdy, absurd, and goofy There s loads of puerile humor The story is not an exact r Shakespeare for Squirrels, the latest from Christopher Moore, features the same protagonist as Fool and The Serpent of Venice This time Pocket is back with a retelling of A Midsummer Night s Dream In this tale, he has washed up on Greek shores and is soon enough trying to solve a mystery in the style of The Maltese Falcon yes a Shakespeare Hammett mash up As to be expected from Moore, this book is raucous, bawdy, absurd, and goofy There s loads of puerile humor The story is not an exact retelling of Midsummer Night s Dream but is a fun twist on it with lots of the same characters Puck, Oberon, Peaseblossom, Titiana This is actually the 2nd retelling of Midsummer that I ve read in the past year Moore s novel Lamb is one of my ALL TIME favorite books This book didn t quite measure up to Lamb for me, but it was still a fun escapist read I received a digital copy of this book from edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Note I received an advanced reader copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley in exchange for a review This is actually my first go at a Christopher Moore book, and due to my initial unfamiliarity, I ended diving in headfirst without realizing that Moore has an array of different ongoing series and recurring characters like Pocket the Fool But my entrance into this particular series quite out of order ended up proving to be no detriment The bigger challenge was getting used to the surprisingly Note I received an advanced reader copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley in exchange for a review This is actually my first go at a Christopher Moore book, and due to my initial unfamiliarity, I ended diving in headfirst without realizing that Moore has an array of different ongoing series and recurring characters like Pocket the Fool But my entrance into this particular series quite out of order ended up proving to be no detriment The bigger challenge was getting used to the surprisingly raunch heavy style of humor that permeates the book from beginning to end At times it definitely felt a little too thickly layered onto everything, to say the very least But eventually, I was able to accept the book s setting for what it was an absurd, magic laced place seemingly populated almost entirely by jerks of all types and species, where everyone is so blatantly flawed in their own way and where most everything is varying degrees of ridiculous that not even the main characters can take their world very seriously And once I was able to embrace this, not only was I able to enjoy the cheeky ludicrousness that permeated everything, but I was quickly able to become unexpectedly and deeply engaged in the A Midsummer Night s Dream themed mystery at the heart of the plot, with all its twists and turns that sent Pocket and a bizarre cast of supporting characters dashing about a fantastical medieval Athens enduring no small amount of misadventures All in all, it was very absurd and very irreverent fun If Moore s other works are anything like this, then I definitely plan on giving his other works a try the next time I find myself in the mood for a light, coarsely comical, and very readable romp New York Times Bestseller 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 I work in a bookstore Every month we receive ARCs from publishers, and when Shakespeare for Squirrels came in, I thought it sounded like something Terry Pratchett would have written, and that it would be funny.It was not. 3.5 StarsI would call myself a fan of Christopher Moore, yes, this is only the third book of his that I have read, but the other two really hit home for me I love how Moore can create complete ridiculousness and craft a captivating story around it I even did my homework in preparation for Shakespeare for Squirrels by reading, for the first time, A Midsummer Night s Dream.I have to admit that neither one really hit home for me A Midsummer Night s Dream was a bit of a bore, I never really got 3.5 StarsI would call myself a fan of Christopher Moore, yes, this is only the third book of his that I have read, but the other two really hit home for me I love how Moore can create complete ridiculousness and craft a captivating story around it I even did my homework in preparation for Shakespeare for Squirrels by reading, for the first time, A Midsummer Night s Dream.I have to admit that neither one really hit home for me A Midsummer Night s Dream was a bit of a bore, I never really got the laughs and chuckles out of it like the other Shakespearean comedies that I ve read I don t know if it was a lack of connection with the base material or just where I was in my life or perhaps that Shakespeare for Squirrels was not Christopher Moore at his best, but I really didn t form a connection with this story.Don t get me wrong, Shakespeare for Squirrels is filled with all of Moore s trademark humor, with outrageous situations and over the top characters I kept interrupting my wife s reading to recount some brilliantly crafted jokes however, I just wasn t pulled into the story I just didn t care what happened to whom I m always disappointed when this happens, I want my stories to take me away to another time and place, away from my own real life Shakespeare for Squirrels is a fine story Moore did his thing I ve always considered him to be the Weird Al Yankovic of the literary world He takes a story, theme, concept that the audience is familiar with and he creates something new and original that is completely recognizable and filled with laughs and knee slapping humor It s just that not every song can be Eat It I received a copy of the book from the publisher via Edelweiss Not a bad read at all The third of the series And if I was rating them in order the first book was phenomenal 5 stars , the second was a mediocre follow up definitely third in line in the series , and I d place this third book as the second best of the lot. Once again the intrepid Pocket of Dog Snogging is immersed in heinous fuckery most foul as he becomes entangled in the machinations of King Theseus, Hippolyta, Oberon, and Titania With his apprentice jailed and his hat shagging monkey missing, Pocket finds himself depending on a band of amateur thespians, a frolicking fairy, and a most unreliable narrator to solve the mystery of an unexpected death in just three days.This ribald tribute to A Midsummer Night s Dream is some of Moore s best wor Once again the intrepid Pocket of Dog Snogging is immersed in heinous fuckery most foul as he becomes entangled in the machinations of King Theseus, Hippolyta, Oberon, and Titania With his apprentice jailed and his hat shagging monkey missing, Pocket finds himself depending on a band of amateur thespians, a frolicking fairy, and a most unreliable narrator to solve the mystery of an unexpected death in just three days.This ribald tribute to A Midsummer Night s Dream is some of Moore s best work Loaded with insults to make the Bard proud, it is laugh out loud hilarious and a rousing adventure to boot In the words of Cobweb That were smashing I received a complimentary copy of this book via NetGalley Many thanks to all involved in providing me with this opportunity. I m pretty sure I m actually a character in one of Christopher Moore s books and I don t know it I laugh out loud wherever I may be reading his books, dirty innuendos, sarcasm and snark are my signature traits, that and the occasional made up word and cuss words I adore this humor, and when mixed with one of my loves, Shakespeare, it s a true f ing delight I love Pocket, I love the shit he pulls and snark and sarcasm he gives, I love his bawdiness and spunk he makes the plays of Shake I m pretty sure I m actually a character in one of Christopher Moore s books and I don t know it I laugh out loud wherever I may be reading his books, dirty innuendos, sarcasm and snark are my signature traits, that and the occasional made up word and cuss words I adore this humor, and when mixed with one of my loves, Shakespeare, it s a true f ing delight I love Pocket, I love the shit he pulls and snark and sarcasm he gives, I love his bawdiness and spunk he makes the plays of Shakespeare damn hilarious It would be just fitting that the only man who would deign to talk to me is a hat shagging monkey She leaned in closely You, sir, have the look of a hat shagger Oh, f kastockings He s back It s Pocket Pocket is back with a new mysterious tale with his merry little band of a holes Here we have quite an odd mysterious tale of murder, hat shagging, and a gaggle of fools with a Midsummer Night s Dream thrown in for good measure Moore takes us on a uproariously and murderous journey that y It would be just fitting that the only man who would deign to talk to me is a hat shagging monkey She leaned in closely You, sir, have the look of a hat shagger Oh, f kastockings He s back It s Pocket Pocket is back with a new mysterious tale with his merry little band of a holes Here we have quite an odd mysterious tale of murder, hat shagging, and a gaggle of fools with a Midsummer Night s Dream thrown in for good measure Moore takes us on a uproariously and murderous journey that you ll never forget It s lewd, crude, and downright filthy and it s exactly what I need in my life This wasn t exactly my favorite book that Pocket has lead but I still loved this one Shakespeare for Squirrels was amazing I laughed and cringed and it s exactly how I want to feel reading something of this magnitude Moore never disappoints and if you re looking for something off the wall and crazy, he s your man No disappointments ever Who knew that Shakespeare could be so entertaining and crude I received this as an ARC from NetGalley Let me start by saying that I love Christopher Moore s novels, but he set the bar really high for me with Lamb and nothing has been that good since With that said, this humorous retelling of Midsummer Night s Dream was absurd in all the right kind of ways The ridiculousness that Pocket involves himself in never ceases to amaze and entertain me and I will continue to read about him as long as Moore keeps writing about him If you need a good laugh at so I received this as an ARC from NetGalley Let me start by saying that I love Christopher Moore s novels, but he set the bar really high for me with Lamb and nothing has been that good since With that said, this humorous retelling of Midsummer Night s Dream was absurd in all the right kind of ways The ridiculousness that Pocket involves himself in never ceases to amaze and entertain me and I will continue to read about him as long as Moore keeps writing about him If you need a good laugh at some wonderfully lewd humor I would suggest this

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