SUMMARY ✓ The Serpent of Venice



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    Some might think that William Shakespeare and Edgar Allan Poe would be rolling in their graves at the way Christopher Moore has used their works but it’s just as likely that they’d be laughing their asses off Moore has In his own words ‘stitched together an abomination’ out of The Merchant of Venice Othello and The Cask of Amontillado using the character of Pocket as the thread Pocket was the hero of

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    Chorus And so from the anointed pen of yon modern bard comes a re telling of the Merchant of Venice Othello and Cask of Amontillado what doth pretend to amuse with glad tidingsIago Tis truly spoken the knave Moore has again

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    CHORUSGondola knifes through vasty nightPast dying stars of lantern lightAnd distant cries of tart’s delightRi

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    Hot on the heels of finishing Fool I couldn't have been pleased to hear that I was mere days away from another bawdy tale of heinous fuckery most foul featuring our pal Pocket Thanks Amanda And as usual Christopher Moore bel

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    Ode to the Bawdy BardThis is Shakespeare turned to eleven and while there's no Spinal Tap reference there are an enormous amount of tweaks and nods from Poe to The Princess Bride Frankly this is too clever and I too dull of wit to do justice to the absurdist skeweringNonetheless I shall sally forth I'll be blunt

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    I have been a huge fan of Christopher Moore for years so when I saw this available I snapped it up Sadly I must say it is not one of his better booksPocket is back though without his sidekick Drool and pet monkey Jeff for most of the book In 'Serpent of Venice' Pocket is busy getting mostly dead working with Othello and sa

  7. says:

    “Stay back from the edge for a bit would you matey”“The Serpent of Venice” disappointed me No other way to say it Its predecessor “

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    An excellent most humorous and uite bawdy amalgamation of The Merchant of Venice Othello and The Cask of Amonti

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    What can I sayI loved Fool It was tightly written crispand hilarious This seuelnot so much I can't say I am sorry I read it It's part of the story I guess It seemed like Chris had too many irons in the fireand he was trying a bit to

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    I'm thrilled and a little humbled that through the kindness of the author I got to read the story six months before its release dateHaving said

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SUMMARY ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Christopher Moore

New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore channels William Shakespeare and Edgar Allan Poe in this satiric Venetian gothic that brings back the Pocket of Dog Snogging the eponymous hero of Fool along with his sidekick Drool and pet monkey JeffVenice a long time ago Three prominent Venetians await their most loathsome and foul dinner guest the erstwhile envoy of Bri Some might think that William Shakespeare and Edgar Allan Poe would be rolling in their graves at the way Christopher Moore has used their works but it s just as likely that they d be laughing their asses off Moore has In his own words stitched together an abomination out of The Merchant of Venice Othello and The Cask of Amontillado using the character of Pocket as the thread Pocket was the hero of Moore s last Shakespeare spoof Fool and while he may be a Fool by training and inclination that doesn t mean that he s not smart enough to get some well deserved revenge when he gets caught up in a sinister plot in Venice involving a trio of conspirators While the merchant Antonio the senator Brabantio and the soldier Iago are powerful enemies Pocket has an ally in the mighty general Othello as well as being a friend to the Jewish money lender Shylock and his daughter Jessica Oh and since this is a Christopher Moore novel there s some kind of mysterious creature lurking in the canals of VeniceThere was a lot to like about this one and as you d expect with a Moore book there s plenty of laughs of a bawdy nature as well as genuine cleverness at how he integrated the three classic works of literature together Pocket remains one of his best characters in the way that he uses his smart mouth and a sneaky nature to make up for a his lack of size The one complaint I ve got is similar to the one that left me dissatisfied with Moore s last book Sacre Bleu and it s the way he incorporates flashbacks As with Sacre Bleu he starts mid plot and doles out the history in bits and pieces throughout the book and it can be confusing at times For example this book begins with Brobantio Antonio and Iago waiting on a dock for the arrival of Pocket so they can take revenge for him Why are the characters from two different plays working together Why do they want revenge on Pocket Why does he act so contemptuous of them when he arrives You only find that out later and it had me scratching my head so much that I actually stopped to check and see if I had missed another book featuring the FoolThat flashback mechanism can work well when trying to build mystery or suspense but it s than a little confusing when you re already trying to establish a story that blends three works together using characters from a spoof of another play Moore probably wanted to get right into the meat of the story but this is the kind of thing where some time spent establishing the ground rules would make things flow better It didn t bother me as badly as it did in Sacre Bleu but it was a distractionStill if you want to read a tale of Heinous Fuckery most foul and laugh a lot while doing so this is the book for you

CHARACTERS The Serpent of Venice

The Serpent of Venice

Itation 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 uest 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 than a few tricks and hand gestures up his sleeve An excellent most humorous and uite bawdy amalgamation of The Merchant of Venice Othello and The Cask of Amontillado Moore brings back everyone s favorite court jester Pocket of Dog Snogging from Fool as well as his apprentice Drool and his monkey Jeff and sends them to Venice to intertwine with Othello Iago Shylock Antonio and even Marco Polo among other senators merchants soldiers and whores It was a deftly plotted romp with plenty of deceit treachery and villainous plotting which Moore has a habit of referring to as heinous fuckery most foul which is never allowed to overshadow the riotous humor and the occasional appearances of a bloody ghost and a sea serpent that likes to shagI feel compelled to point out that I listened to the audio book since the performance by Euan Morton was out of this world I had thought it odd that this wasn t listed as read by or narrated by but as performed by but the flourish is than earned as this is a marvelous performance The character s distinct voices especially the fourth wall breaking Chorus made this like listening to a radio play In summation I highly recommend this book and if you are the audio book type I strongly recommend listening to the audio book performance of it

SUMMARY ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Christopher Moore

Tain and France and widower of the murdered ueen Cordelia the rascal Fool PocketThis trio of cunning plotters the merchant Antonio the senator Montressor Brabantio and the naval officer Iago have lured Pocket to a dark dungeon The Serpent PDFEPUBpromising an evening of sprits and debauchery with a rare Amontillado sherry and Brabantio's beautiful daughter PortiaBut their inv I have been a huge fan of Christopher Moore for years so when I saw this available I snapped it up Sadly I must say it is not one of his better booksPocket is back though without his sidekick Drool and pet monkey Jeff for most of the book In Serpent of Venice Pocket is busy getting mostly dead working with Othello and saving a Jewess Among other things Oh and revenge as is common is most Shakespeare related writing is a main component of the storyI really didn t find the humor in this book One of the things I have always enjoyed about Moore s books is the sly sense of humor that often makes terrifically valid points I didn t really feel that in this book and even the humor that existed feltforced Honestly if you are just now starting to read Moore I would start with Lamb or Fluke both far better books