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by Christopher Moore | Humor
Registered by Flambard of Horsham, West Sussex United Kingdom on Sunday, May 31, 2009
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by YowlYY): to be read


8 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Flambard from Horsham, West Sussex United Kingdom on Sunday, May 31, 2009

8 out of 10

I'm sure that this retelling of the King Lear tale just has to be described as a bawdy romp! Great fun, even if it does take more than the odd liberty with British history and geography and architecture and fashions and social mores and weather..... But then, as CM says in his notes at the back of the book, Shakespeare did the same, so why the hell not? (By the way, he was right placing Albany in Scotland - Alba is Gaelic for Scotland and there was an historic dukedom of Albany north o'the border.) At first I got irritated by all the footnotes. Presumably they are there for the US readership, or rather, non-Brit readership. But then it became interesting to see what CM felt he had to explain! And really amusing when he admitted that cockney rhyming slang remains a complete mystery to him. So, me old chinas, a damn fine jackanory! Feast your mincers and have a laugh! 


Journal Entry 2 by Flambard from Horsham, West Sussex United Kingdom on Sunday, June 28, 2009

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Thank you to those participating in the bookray!
Please journal on receipt and again on release, so we can keep track. Enjoy!

Moody-Blue
BethanieKay
shpriz1
eaterngirl71
perryfran
Cross-Patch << HERE NOW 


Journal Entry 3 by Flambard at by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, June 28, 2009

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To the first participant! 


Journal Entry 4 by wingMoody-Bluewing from Meers, Oklahoma USA on Friday, July 10, 2009

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Thanks Tony! It arrived a few days ago and I jumped right in. I can tell by the author's warning I'm going to like it! 


Journal Entry 5 by wingMoody-Bluewing from Meers, Oklahoma USA on Tuesday, July 21, 2009

9 out of 10

As always, I'm amazed by Moore's creativity and astounded by the amount of research he must have done to be able to write this satire. How does he do it?! I absolutely loved this book. It makes me wish more authors would be so uncensored. It's the author's own fault that I didn't rate it a 10 because I know there are books out there, like his own Lamb, that are absolute perfection.

Heading off down the list tomorrow. I'm interested to see what Beth thinks... 


Journal Entry 6 by BethanieKay from Fort Worth, Texas USA on Tuesday, July 28, 2009

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Received today! (Hah, what a bunch of blarney that "media mail" takes weeks... pfftt!).

My sister (Moody-Blue) got me into Christopher Moore books a few years ago, and I just love his outlandish, totally inappropriate, bawdy style. Can't wait to dig into this one! I'll be starting this in just a few days. 


Journal Entry 7 by BethanieKay from Fort Worth, Texas USA on Sunday, August 09, 2009

8 out of 10

Another randy and enjoyable tale by Christopher Moore. He's so descriptive in his writing, and it truly astounds me how he manages to come up with such off-the-wall terms, names, adjectives and exclamations. I laughed out loud in many parts, which is always a good thing for a book :)

I'll try to put this in the mail to shpriz1 tomorrow. Thanks for letting me join! 


Journal Entry 8 by BethanieKay at Postal Release, Mailed to another bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Monday, August 10, 2009

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Book is now on its way to shpriz1 in NYC. Happy Travels, little book! 


Journal Entry 9 by shpriz1 from Clifton, New Jersey USA on Monday, August 17, 2009

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Got it safe and sound. I have another ring to get out of the way first, but I should be able to start reading this later this week. I can't wait to get some laughs :) 


Journal Entry 10 by shpriz1 from Clifton, New Jersey USA on Friday, September 04, 2009

7 out of 10

At first I found this book a little difficult to "get into". Remembering how much I enjoyed reading "Lamb" I was worried that "Fool" will end up disappointing me. I was worried for nothing. It turned out a really great read.
Thank you for starting this ring and for including me in it.
I already have eaterngirl71's address and I will send the book out ASAP. 


Journal Entry 11 by easterngirl71 from Alton, Illinois USA on Saturday, September 12, 2009

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Wanted to let you know I have the book now! I am going to PM you! 


Journal Entry 12 by easterngirl71 from Alton, Illinois USA on Saturday, December 26, 2009

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Working on this one now!! Thanks so much:) 


Journal Entry 13 by easterngirl71 at Alton, Illinois USA on Friday, January 15, 2010

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This was a book based on William Shakespeare, and this was actually a book I could understand by him! I enjoyed reading this book. I had some laugh out loud moments,and I really needed that:) Thanks so much for your understanding and patience while I was able to catch up to this book. I will be sending this off in the next day or two:) Thanks again!! 


Journal Entry 14 by easterngirl71 from Alton, Illinois USA on Saturday, January 16, 2010

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Just wanted to leave the tracking numbeer here in case you would like to follow it's journey to perryfran! The tracking # is 0309 1830 0002 1555 2705! 


Journal Entry 15 by wingperryfranwing from North Ogden, Utah USA on Thursday, January 21, 2010

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Received today! Thanks flambard for sharing and easterngirl71 for sending it on. I've been looking forward to this one. I recently read Moore's "Lamb" and really enjoyed it. Received another ring in the mail today but will try to get to this one soon. 


Journal Entry 16 by wingperryfranwing at Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, March 04, 2010

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Sending this on to Cross-patch in the UK. I will be moving soon and don't have time for a lot of reading so will be sending on some of the rings in my possession. 


Journal Entry 17 by wingCross-patchwing from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Thursday, March 11, 2010

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Thank you so much, perryfran, for sending this on to me. It has come very quickly, and if my calculations are correct it was a pretty expensive package to send! Much appreciated. And, I love that stirring postcard that flambard has included. 


Journal Entry 18 by wingCross-patchwing from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Sunday, May 09, 2010

9 out of 10

This is such a naughty book. I have been rubbish at reading it quickly because somehow hardback books send me to sleep more quickly which reduces my reading time! 'tongue in cheek smiley' The truth is that I just had a holiday in India and I don't take ring books on holiday in case I lose them. I loved this mad romp through good ole history and am amazed at Christopher Moore's cleverness, both with our language and the rewriting of a convoluted plot. I am so glad you provided this opportunity to read another Moore masterpiece. What to do with it? Do you want me to try to continue the ray or to search for a well- deserved RABCK? 


Journal Entry 19 by wingCross-patchwing at Wishlist Surprise, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, May 09, 2010

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I was so pleased to see this on your wishlist...it's been such a long time since we've seen you, that I hope this book will remind you of us and coffee at Belle and Jerome's. :) 


Journal Entry 20 by YowlYY on Sunday, May 16, 2010

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There's nothing best than returning home after a few days being spent on a business trip, tired and with a suitcase full of laundry, and finding a mystery package waiting for you. The delight is then even bigger when you discover that the mystery package contains a book from your wishlist...hooray!!! Thank you so much for thinking of me - this book will hopefully be read soon as I am very intrigued by the topic (and of course I expect Moore to be his entertaining self, as usual!!).

Thanks again, and welcome back from the holidays - we have to get together again and do another book swap :) 




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