Posted By trish on January 26, 2015
About The Serpent of Venice
• Paperback: 352 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow (February 27, 2015)
Venice, a really long time ago. Three prominent Venetians await their most loathsome and foul dinner guest, the erstwhile envoy from Britain who also happens to be a favorite of the Doge: the rascal-Fool, Pocket.
This trio of cunning plotters—the merchant, Antonio; the senator, Brabantio; and the naval officer, Iago—have lured Pocket to a dark dungeon, promising a spirited evening with a rare Amontillado sherry and a fetching young noblewoman. Their invitation is, of course, a ruse. The wine is drugged; the girl is nowhere in sight. These scoundrels have something far less amusing planned for the man who has consistently foiled their quest for power and wealth. But this Fool is no fool . . . and the story is only beginning.
Once again, Christopher Moore delivers a rousing literary satire and a cast Shakespeare himself would be proud of: Shylock; Iago; Othello; a dozen or so disposable villains; a cadre of comely wenches; the brilliant Fool; his sidekick, Drool; his monkey, Jeff; a lovesick sea serpent; and a ghost (there’s always a bloody ghost).
Wickedly witty and outrageously inventive, The Serpent of Venice pays cheeky homage to the Bard and illuminates the absurdity of the human condition as only Christopher Moore can.
About Christopher Moore
Christopher Moore is the author of twelve previous novels: Practical Demonkeeping,Coyote Blue, Bloodsucking Fiends, Island of the Sequined Love Nun, The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove, Lamb, Fluke, The Stupidest Angel, A Dirty Job, You Suck, Fool, and Bite Me. He lives in San Francisco, California.
Christopher’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, February 17th: Much Madness is Divinest Sense
Tuesday, February 17th: Dwell in Possibility
Wednesday, February 18th: M. Denise Costello
Thursday, February 19th: Stacy’s Books
Monday, February 23rd: Patricia’s Wisdom
Tuesday, February 24th: Mom in Love With Fiction
Monday, March 2nd: A Dream Within A Dream
Monday, March 2nd: Living in the Kitchen with Puppies
Tuesday, March 3rd: More Than Just Magic
Wednesday, March 4th: The Reader’s Hollow
Thursday, March 5th: Book Loving Hippo