2/20/12

Island of the Sequined Love Nun - Christopher Moore (review and giveaway!)

4 Stars!
ABOUT THE BOOK -
Take a wonderfully crazed excursion into the demented heart of a tropical paradise—a world of cargo cults, cannibals, mad scientists, ninjas, and talking fruit bats. Our bumbling hero is Tucker Case, a hopeless geek trapped in a cool guy's body, who makes a living as a pilot for the Mary Jean Cosmetics Corporation. But when he demolishes his boss's pink plane during a drunken airborne liaison, Tuck must run for his life from Mary Jean's goons. Now there's only one employment opportunity left for him: piloting shady secret missions for an unscrupulous medical missionary and a sexy blond high priestess on the remotest of Micronesian hells. Here is a brazen, ingenious, irreverent, and wickedly funny novel from a modern master of the outrageous.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -

Christopher Moore is the author of eleven previous novels: Practical Demonkeeping, Coyote Blue, Bloodsucking Fiends, Island of the Sequined Love Nun, The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove, Lamb, Fluke, The Stupidest Angel, A Dirty Job, You Suck, and Fool. He lives in San Francisco.
Visit him at -  http://www.chrismoore.com/



MY REVIEW -
This was not my first Christopher Moore book (I read "A Dirty Job" which I loved!)  so I was not surprised by all his antics. This book was a little different though. Yes, it still was very quirky and funny, still had the great character development. But it also had a seriousness to it. It had to. He was writing about the black-market of human organs for transplant! Only Christopher Moore could write about such a serious subject while keeping it light and funny!
I really wanted to hate - Tucker! He was such a jerk. He was a drunk, womanizer, swearing, and very selfish, but he is also trying to save the natives of the island and do the right thing! So... I guess you can't really help but to fall in... wait - maybe love is too strong a word. OK I ended up liking the guy!
So why did I put this book in the Romance/Love month? Well duh - he falls in love!
Nice ending! If you want a very funny quirky book on a very serious subject - this is for you!
Warning - there is sex and swearing - so not for younger readers!

THE GIVEAWAY -
I bought this book new and I am giving away my copy.
* To win this book, please fill out the form below.
* Please US & Canada only.
And please only enter once -  (I go through and delete double entries).
* Winner will be chosen on Feb. 29th.
* Winner will have 48 hrs. to respond.

2 comments:

  1. I have this book, and have not yet read it. Your review makes me think I am missing something, and I need to take it off the shelf and give it a go. It sounds rather funny, in an offbeat way! Great review today!

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  2. I've never read any of his books but it looks like maybe I should. I could use some funny right now.

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