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The Serpent of Venice

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Summon Shakespeare’s ghost and go on a wild, eye-opening tour of a Shakespearean Venice. Pocket of Dog Snogging, the down-on-his-luck drunken fool of small stature and enormous codpiece, follows his previous appearance in Fool by being betrayed and walled in a cellar by his enemies. If he can escape, with the help of an amorous sea monster, he just might be able to save Othello from the ambitious Iago, help Shylock collect what he is owed, and get his own revenge.

The Serpent of Venice mixes two Shakespeare plays (Merchant of Venice and Othello, specifically) into a unique new plot and throws in a solid Poe reference to boot. It explores what might happen if someone with a handful of sense and a willingness to speak up had been present at critical moments, pokes fun at modern interpretations of these plays and Shakespearean stagecraft in general, and also brings the Bard’s earthier humor into modern light with a plethora of penis jokes. The result is delightful on several levels: adroitly handling classic works of literature while being laugh-out-loud-funny and a perfectly good story in its own right.

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Author:
Christopher Moore
Star Count:
4.5/5
Format:
Hard
Page Count:
336 pages
Publisher:
William Morrow
Publish Date:
2014-Apr-22
ISBN:
9780061779763
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Issue:
August 2014
Category:
Humor/Fiction
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ISBN

9780061779763

Star Count

4.5

Book Author

Christopher Moore

ASIN

0061779768

Page Count

336 pages

Format

Hard

Publisher

William Morrow

Issue

August 2014

Publication Date

2014-Apr-22

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