Since the Books forum is gone, I thought I'd restart this thread, albeit with a slightly less in-jokey name.
I've been reading Christopher Moore's Serpent of Venice, a sequel to Fool. It's a riff on Othello and Merchant of Venice, featuring a disreputable court jester commenting on and meddling in the action. It's fun, but a little overstuffed. Fool was just based on King Lear (the lead character in both books is Lear's Fool), but Serpent tries to pack in too much. There's even an extended Poe sequence. It's far from essential, but for a Moore fan or a Shakespeare buff, it's worth a look.
Anyone else read any good prose, lately?