Search Results: "Christopher Moore"


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A DIRTY JOB by Christopher Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"Not quite to die for, then, but one of the antic Moore's funniest capers yet."
Contemporary fantasy and New Age fiction take another good-natured licking in Moore's ninth, which bears strong resemblances to his Practical Demonkeeping (1992) and Bloodsucking Fiends (1995). Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 16, 2007

"Think of a collaboration among Anne Rice, S.J. Perelman and Pedro Almodóvar. In other words, Moore in the usual vein (jugular, that is)."
The biology and ethics of vampirism are revealed with frat-house gusto in Moore's fitfully entertaining tenth novel, a sequel to his 1995 romp, Bloodsucking Fiends. Read full book review >

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FOOL by Christopher Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"Less may be more, but it isn't Moore. Wretched excess doth have power to charm, and there are great reeking oodles of it strewn throughout these irreverent pages."
Moore's 11th novel (You Suck, 2007, etc.) re-imagines Shakespeare's most austere tragic masterpiece with a transgressive brio that will have devoted bardolators howling for the miscreant author's blood. Read full book review >

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ISLAND OF THE SEQUINED LOVE NUN by Christopher Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"The best yet from Moore. (First printing of 35,000)"
Another farce about feckless mortals exploited by sarcastic supernaturals—all for a good cause—from Moore (Bloodsucking Fiends, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE LUST LIZARD OF MELANCHOLY COVE by Christopher Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1999

"Patches of good writing break through the looniness and give hope for better things from Moore when his hare-brained imagination settles down. (Author tour)"
Godzilla comes to Pine Cove, nestled somewhere between Los Angeles and San Francisco, in Moore's latest foray into the zany and the zonked. Read full book review >

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PRACTICAL DEMONKEEPING by Christopher Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 23, 1992

"The author's youthful high spirits, insight into small-town people, and comic brashness help to overcome the fact that too many characters jump through too many hoops with too much unnecessary hocus-pocus."
Good-natured, often funny, but excessively complicated tale that matches a people-eating demon against his reluctant master and the citizens of a small California town. Read full book review >

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BLOODSUCKING FIENDS by Christopher Moore
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"There's still a shred of lifeblood here, but Moore never does sink his fangs into the story, which remains, for the most part, rather pallid."
A doggedly hip tale of vampire love in modern-day San Francisco, from the author of Practical Demonkeeping (1992) and Coyote Blue (1994). Read full book review >

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SACRE BLEU by Christopher Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2012

"Moore's humor is, as ever, sweetly juvenile, but his arty comedy also captures the courage and rebellion of the Impressionists with an exultant joie de vivre."
An aspiring painter and unabashed romantic joins the greatest artists of the age in chasing his muse across fin de siècle-era France. Read full book review >

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FLUKE by Christopher Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Smooth as a piña colada, and just about as substantial. Still: let Moore be Moore, and he will show you a good time."
The culture of cetacean research is cheerfully lampooned in this antic seventh novel from the Tom Robbins/Douglas Adams-like author of Lamb (2002) and other gag-filled romps. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"A mind-expander, perkily illustrated with woodcuts by Julie Scott."
The Commissioner of New York City Landmarks (historian Moore) and a senior editor of Essence (Johnson) team up for a biracial Christmas story about white St. Read full book review >

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COYOTE BLUE by Christopher Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1994

"Lively and loopy, and certainly imaginative, but the conventional underpinnings offer little support for frequent flights of fantasy, yielding an entertaining but hollow romantic adventure. (First printing of 50,000)"
Lust proves the catalyst that reconnects a hotshot insurance salesman with his buried Indian past, and with a spirit guide he'd prefer to avoid: a fast-paced and funny, if somewhat fragmented, follow-up to Moore's Practical Demonkeeping (1992). Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Interesting, original, not for every taste."
An audacious and irreverent novel about Jesus' childhood seen through the eyes of his best pal. Read full book review >