In Christopher Moore’s ingenious debut novel, we meet one of the most memorably mismatched pairs in the annals of literature. He is stuck with the demon, who does not have to tell him how he can This is the first Moore book that I have read, and I have to say, I am a fan. Catch is eating more and more of the local inhabitants and looking for a new master in the process. Cap it all off with an unexpectedly heartwarming ending how the man can unleash death and demonic forces on an unsuspecting town and then credibly wrap it all up like nothing happened tickles me every time and it’s a quick-reading treat of an introduction to the maniacal weirdness of Christopher Moore. And a great trip to Pine Cove it is. This novel was a surprisingly quick read, it is short and although not action packed, it manages to keep your attention from beginning to end. In this early work, you can easily see the influence of Tom Robbins, Carl Haissen and even perhaps some Douglas Adams. Steinbeck wrote about flawed people with great affection and forgiveness.
Dec 30, Marvin rated it really liked it Shelves: Well, more like 3. There are lots of things I’m clearly supposed to think are hilariously dark and witty, but of I marked this read because I read most of it. It could be a single sentence in a magazine article that kicks off a whole book. Absurd, irreverent, inventive, erudite, and entertaining. Views Read Edit View history. The Stupidest Angel only took about six months. Might it be because I’ve already heard all of the punchlines and I need more snark?
Catch a demon of the 27th order, meaning in the hierarchy of hell he is far below archdemons like the master of avarice, but far above prcatical My first Moore book, his first also. The climax is simple and not all that complex but it is engaging and you know exactly what each character could loose or gain by the resolve.
Un libro algo loco, oscuro, con mucho humor negro y tintes de terror.
Practical Demonkeeping is another fun and twisted romp with the perverse author of Dirty Job and Fool who crafts great quirky characters to carry his stories. I usually get up at about 8: In this Moore does a fantastic job of never spending too much time on the characters that go nowhere, and managing to include everyone in the ending.
Practical Demonkeeping (Pine Cove Series)
After reading this, I found that it is Moore’s first book. He is stuck with the demon, who does not have to tell him how he can This is the first Moore book that I have read, and I have to say, I am a fan.
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Feb 21, Mika rated it did not like it. The Stupidest Angel only took about six months. Nothing is in any danger of being made. Well-turned phrases, otherworldly understatement Moore is one of the few times I appreciate understatement as a humorous device, which probably has a lot to do with his tonecleverly executed paranormal expeditions and a knack for gleefully approaching what others would consider grand-scale tragedies are all here in their fledgling glory.
We priced it lower than the other books and released it in small hardcover to make the paperback unnecessary. The premise is fairly simple Jun 14, Steve Lowe rated it really liked it.
It was just so flippin’ funny I couldn’t put it down!
He was just starting out, and in a way it was really enouraging to read something that lacked the finesse and wit of his later novels. Novels by Christopher Moore. There are lots of things I’m clearly supposed to think are hilariously dark and witty, but often I just perceive them as half-baked or lame. Practical Demonkeeping is a novel by American writer Christopher Moorepublished in I’m rereading this on audio because I desperately needed a laugh but even this book isn’t doing it. Here we meet Travis, a year old cemonkeeping and scholar, though he appears to be 20 years old, and Catch, his demon companion with a nasty habit of eating most of the people he meets.
Interactions with the townspeople and with a djinnwho is pursuing Catch, create considerable complications. Granted, this is Moore’s first book, but really, I think it’s a good example of how I feel about his work in general sometimes. Actually, there is no plan to ever release The Stupidest Angel in paperback. Jan 16, Tung rated demonkeeipng it was ok Shelves: More fun on the rampage from Christopher Moore. I liked all of them, but we never really got to know any of them too well, espeicially Travis, the main character.
Unfortunately, both of those haven fallen in the middle of the road. The plot also required one chapter of long exposition to fill in backstory. What I didn’t like the most is the resolution.
Now, Lamb is being taught in a number of seminaries of different denominations, so I guess it must have resonated with the right people, and the people who would have condemned it seemed to have had good enough judgment not to read it. I started thinking about going pro when I was I laughed, I awe’d and I enjoyed, Practical Demonkeeping – but it’s not a book for everyone.
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This copy is signed by Christopher Moore. Might it be because I’ve already heard all of the punchlines and I need more snark? Not everyone got what they deserved. When I tour I often sign extra books at several stores around the country who take orders and ship signed books. Several characters from this novel continue their lives in later novels by Moore. Open Preview De,onkeeping a Problem?