Shakespeare for Squirrels Kindle ô Shakespeare for

Shakespeare for Squirrels Kindle ô Shakespeare for 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

10 thoughts on “Shakespeare for Squirrels

  1. Erikka Erikka says:

    Moore has outdone himself With the exception of Lamb, this may be my favorite book of his yet After the brutal misstep of Noir, I thought he d lost his edge Fear not, Pocket and Drool are back for their third Shakespearean jaunt and this time it s Midsummer Night s Dream, my favorite play There were several parts in this book where I laughed until my side hurt or my eyes teared up The fairies ar

  2. Stacy Fetters Stacy Fetters says:

    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 thro

  3. Ashley Noelle Lewis Ashley Noelle Lewis says:

    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 re

  4. J.S. Bailey J.S. Bailey says:

    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.

  5. Geoffrey Geoffrey says:

    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 n

  6. Angus McKeogh Angus McKeogh says:

    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.

  7. Greg at 2 Book Lovers Reviews Greg at 2 Book Lovers Reviews says:

    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 Midsumme

  8. Zoe& Zoe& says:

    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 M

  9. Shirley Eiswerth (Quackenbush) Shirley Eiswerth (Quackenbush) says:

    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 a

  10. Jessica Haider Jessica Haider says:

    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 h

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