Christopher Moore has all kinds of hilarious, sarcastic fun with Shakespeare's King Lear in his newest novel, Fool.
The main character in this laugh fest is a tiny jester named Pocket, and he certainly tumbles his way into the reader's heart as he juggles with the lives of so many. It's a tangled web that traps more than just bits of King Lear.
I liked it better than Lamb. But then, I'm more familiar with Shakespeare than--religious stuff. I highly recommend this novel for anyone who is in the mood for a funny read!
Nessa wrote a very nice review of Fool, beating me by more than a month.