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Shakespeare for Squirrels 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

About the Author: Christopher Moore

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the Goodreads database with this name Christopher Moore is an American writer of absurdist fiction He grew up in Mansfield, OH, and attended Ohio State University and Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA.Moore s novels typically involve conflicted everyman characters suddenly struggling through supernatural or extraordinary circumstances Inheriting a humanism from his love of John Steinbeck and a sense of the absurd from Kurt Vonnegut, Moore is a best selling author with major cult status.

10 thoughts on “Shakespeare for Squirrels

  1. 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 Midsu

  2. 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 litt

  3. 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 a

  4. 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. 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 ser

  6. 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. 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 S

  8. 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 frolick

  9. 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, Shak

  10. 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 Shak

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