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The Serpent of Venice - Christopher Moore
The Serpent of Venice
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New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore channels William Shakespeare and Edgar Allan Poe in The Serpent of Venice, a satiric Venetian gothic that brings back the Pocket of Dog Snogging, the eponymous hero of Fool, along with his sidekick, Drool, and pet monkey, Jeff.Venice, a long... show more
New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore channels William Shakespeare and Edgar Allan Poe in The Serpent of Venice, a satiric Venetian gothic that brings back the Pocket of Dog Snogging, the eponymous hero of Fool, along with his sidekick, Drool, and pet monkey, Jeff.Venice, a long time ago. Three prominent Venetians await their most loathsome and foul dinner guest, the erstwhile envoy of Britain and France, and widower of the murdered Queen Cordelia: the rascal Fool Pocket.This trio of cunning plotters—the merchant, Antonio; the senator, Montressor Brabantio; and the naval officer, Iago—have lured Pocket to a dark dungeon, promising an evening of spirits and debauchery with a rare Amontillado sherry and Brabantio’s beautiful daughter, Portia.But their invitation is, of course, bogus. The wine is drugged. The girl isn’t even in the city limits. Desperate to rid themselves once and for all of the man who has consistently foiled their grand quest for power and wealth, they have lured him to his death. (How can such a small man, be such a huge obstacle?). But this Fool is no fool . . . and he’s got more than a few tricks (and hand gestures) up his sleeve.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780061779763 (0061779768)
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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dianeh92345
dianeh92345 rated it
5.0 The Serpent of Venice
This was a fantastically funny book. I especially loved the 'Chorus', the 'narrator' who is described as 'just a grandiose nutter who can't help himself bursting through the fourth wall like a great dim-witted battering ram' on page 283. This book is a mash-up of many of Shakespeare's plays includin...
So many books so little time
So many books so little time rated it
3.5 The Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore
I was roaming around the library and came across this book I didn't really know anything about it and almost didn't pick it up. However I found myself passing by it like three times looking at it so I decided to pick it up. The cover of this book isn't that great but it looked really interesting b...
Constantly Moving the Bookmark
Constantly Moving the Bookmark rated it
4.0 The Serpent of Venice
Pocket’s back! This time in Venice! The “Fool” is thinking only of exacting revenge for the murder of his wife and so allows himself to be lured to Venice by Antonio (the merchant), Iago (the naval officer) and Brabantio (the senator). Promising him a night of debauchery and some Amontillado (dru...
Tellulah Darling
Tellulah Darling rated it
3.5 Started off strong, then I drifted
LAMB is one of my favourite books so I get excited whenever I see there is a new Christopher Moore. Sadly, none of his others novels have come close to the same level of joy for me as that one. Serpent started off strong. Kind of a mash up of Poe's Cask of Amontillado, Othello and of course, Merchan...
katiewilkins186
katiewilkins186 rated it
3.0 The Serpent of Venice
The Serpent of Venice draws on a number of classics, including The Merchant of Venice, Othello, and The Cask of Amontillado, and then adds a large helping of irreverent humor. The fool Pocket has made enemies of the merchant Antonio, senator Brabantio, and soldier Iago by opposing a war which would ...
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