Jun 15, 2020

Shakespeare For Squirrels, Christopher Moore

Moore has taken A Midsummer Night’s Dream and turned it into a wickedly funny bawdy whodunnit.

Pocket is the ‘hero’ of this tale; a professional Fool, who is quite handy with a throwing knife. Cast adrift by his latest lady love, Pocket and co are sunk and almost drowned on the shores of Athens.

Pocket is saved by fairies and then set upon by the watch commander. He must solve the murder of one Robin Goodfellow. At stake, the life of Pocket’s apprentice. Most of the suspects will be very familiar to fans of the bard. The denouement is both bloody and hilarious, and did I mention squirrels?

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