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Happy Birthday, Billy Shakes: 5 modern-day retellings of Shakespeare’s plays

The play's the thing...the thing that inspired these novels, that is.

Fool: A Novel by Christopher Moore

Christopher Moore has previously written books starring Death, vampires, and Jesus’ best friend, Lamb. In Fool, he tackles King Lear, respinning the tale as told by – you guessed it – the Fool. ““It’s hard to resist so gleeful a tale of murder, witchcraft, treason, maiming, and spanking…Fool is a wickedly good time,” writes the Christian Science Monitor.

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