Moore fans will be thrilled with his latest release, a completely wacked-out version of King Lear. The author really hits his stride as he takes on the Bard's classic. Readers will particularly enjoy the final act, when things go hilariously, wildly, completely off the rails. Fantastic!

Lear's fool has the run of the castle -- and the run of the princesses. But when his favorite of the king's daughters, Cordelia, is cast out and Lear begins his slow descent into madness, it's up to Fool, his apprentice Drool, and an assortment of other motley characters to save the day. If only they knew they were players in a tragedy ... (MORROW, Feb., 336 pp., $25.95)
Reviewed by: 
Marie Bongiorno