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Practical Demonkeeping By Christopher Moore Practical Demonkeeping In Christopher Moore s ingenious debut novel we meet one of the most memorably mismatched pairs in the annals of literature The good looking one is one hundred year old ex seminarian and roads schola

  • Title: Practical Demonkeeping
  • Author: Christopher Moore
  • ISBN: 9780060735425
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Paperback
  • Practical Demonkeeping By Christopher Moore In Christopher Moore s ingenious debut novel, we meet one of the most memorably mismatched pairs in the annals of literature The good looking one is one hundred year old ex seminarian and roads scholar Travis O Hearn The green one is Catch, a demon with a nasty habit of eating most of the people he meets Behind the fake Tudor facade of Pine Cove, California, Catch seeIn Christopher Moore s ingenious debut novel, we meet one of the most memorably mismatched pairs in the annals of literature The good looking one is one hundred year old ex seminarian and roads scholar Travis O Hearn The green one is Catch, a demon with a nasty habit of eating most of the people he meets Behind the fake Tudor facade of Pine Cove, California, Catch sees a four star buffet Travis, on the other hand, thinks he sees a way of ridding himself of his toothy traveling companion The winos, neo pagans, and deadbeat Lotharios of Pine Cove, meanwhile, have other ideas And none of them is quite prepared when all hell breaks loose.
    Practical Demonkeeping By Christopher Moore

    Practical Demonkeeping Pine Cove Series Moore Practical Demonkeeping, the first book in Christopher Moore s Pine Cove series, is a great introduction to the author and to the quirky, residents and visitors of Pine Cove, California No spoilers here but in synopsis Boy Meets Demon, Boy Meets Girl, Boy must attempt to save Girl from Demonbut there s so much to it than that Practical Demonkeeping Christopher Moore Practical Demonkeeping Chapter Excerpt Reading Guide Author s Note Mailing List Buy the Book Barnes Noble IndieBound In Christopher Moore s ingenious debut novel, we meet one of the most memorably mismatched pairs in the annals of literature The good looking one is one hundred year old ex seminarian and roads Practical Demonkeeping Pine Cove, by Christopher Moore May , Practical Demonkeeping A Comedy of Horrors by Christopher Moore takes place in Pine Cove, along California s Big Sur coast Here we meet Travis, a year old ex seminarian and scholar, though he appears to be years old, and Catch, his demon companion with a nasty habit of eating most of the people he meets. Practical Demonkeeping Practical Demonkeeping by Christopher Moore, Paperback May , Practical Demonkeeping by Christopher Moore Paperback . . Save % Current price is Original price is . You Save % Paperback . NOOK Book . View All Available Formats Editions Ship This Item Qualifies for Free Shipping Practical Demonkeeping Pine Cove Book Practical Demonkeeping, the first book in Christopher Moore s Pine Cove series, is a great introduction to the author and to the quirky, residents and visitors of Pine Cove, California No spoilers here but in synopsis Boy Meets Demon, Boy Meets Girl, Boy must attempt to save Girl from Demonbut there s so much to it than that

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    1. Erin on said:

      holy crap,this book was bad effing bad there must be a logical explanation for it the logical explanation is christopher moore, you used to be a very stinky writer i m not sure what happened between practical demonkeeping and a dirty job , but i m guessing it was nothing short of an earth quaking, baby shaking, holy sweet mother of pearl miracle all the raw elements are there the slightly deranged yet interesting menagerie of characters, the twisting, intercoursed plot lines, a couple of very, v [...]

    2. Lyn on said:

      Cool, fun book Absurd, irreverent, inventive, erudite, and entertaining Some conveniently wound up loose ends, inconsistent in parts, but a descendant of Vonnegut at his best.

    3. Bark on said:

      I m rereading this on audio because I desperately needed a laugh but even this book isn t doing it Might it be because I ve already heard all of the punchlines and I need snark I don t know It s mildly entertaining but has some dull moments and too many long moments of explanation and I find myself drifting away all too often.My impressions when I initially read it This is a quirky book about a young priest in training who unwittingly commands a demon into existence that gives him immortality b [...]

    4. Josh on said:

      This is the first Moore book that I have read, and I have to say, I am a fan I ve read a lot of Tom Robbins Jitterbug Perfume, Still Life With Woodpecker and his style is very similar, but straightforward I think And just as funny I haven t laughed so hard at a book in a long time The premise is fairly simple A young man, Travis, conjurs a demon on accident while cleaning the accolyte candles at a Catholic church He is stuck with the demon, who does not have to tell him how he can be sent back [...]

    5. Wiebke (1book1review) on said:

      This was exactly what I came to expect from a book by Christopher Moore fun, somewhat strange and mysterious, not too real but realistic.In typical Moore style this book takes you on a journey that is filled with unbelievable alternative realities and laughs.I don t really know what else to say, but just give his writing a go if you like funny and magic books Mind you magic books, not books about magic

    6. DJ Harris on said:

      Kick back and curl up with this well written and light hearted book that will definitely give your funny bone a work out This book is a very fast read, Christopher Moore s tale is not only captivating but will leave you laughing You just have to love Christopher Moore s morbid humor.Having read Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore, I figured this book would be just as hilarious, and it is comparable, but not the same This is a great story, has an interesting plot, and has very memorable char [...]

    7. Madeleine on said:

      If this were written by anyone else, I d probably give Practical Demonkeeping four stars If this had been the first time I read anything of Moore s, I d probably give it four stars But seeing as this is the first novel he s written and the fourth of his I ve read, I know how much better he becomes as he gets a few books under his belt.All the telltale marks of Moore are fabulously apparent Well turned phrases, otherworldly understatement Moore is one of the few times I appreciate understatement [...]

    8. ᴥ Irena ᴥ on said:

      I should stop paying attention to how a book is labelled on or elsewhere Is it entertaining Yes, it is There are parts that will make you laugh out loud If you laughed when Monty Python white bunny appeared in Monty Python and the Holy Grail then there is something for you here Unfortunately, scenes like that are pretty rare Other things got attention It is worth reading the book if only for those moments.What I didn t like the most is the resolution Not everyone got what they deserved If I wro [...]

    9. Linda (Miss Greedybooks) on said:

      My first Moore book, his first also I loved it Later, Lamb took over as favorite, but this one is still fondly remembered The jacket caught my imagination Okay, Stephen King, Douglas Adams, and H.P Lovecraft go to a Frank Capra movie It s a wonderful life Thus inspired they write a book Well, I m in, let s go And a great trip to Pine Cove it is 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 the blue collar de [...]

    10. Bandit on said:

      This was an absolute delight of a fairy tale for adults Demons, djinns, adventures, magic and moral included With a side of mayhem and homicide by devouring I ve read Moore before and liked him, it was nice to see that he was this good out of the gate as this debut proves Maybe not as much laugh out loud funny as Dirty Job or Fool, but just as fun, imaginative, clever, humorous and entertaining as only Christopher Moore can do Highly recommended.

    11. Wart Hill on said:

      Fuck.Yes.I love you, Christopher Moore, and your cracktastic brain and the weird shit that comes out of it, winds up on the page, and then gets published so I can read the shit out of it because Fuck Yes.This book his hilarious and fun and wonderful and ridiculous.So Yes.

    12. Venkat Satya on said:

      Wickedly funny That s the term I m searching for This book with its winos, pagans, wrinkled prune Djinn, and hungry demon is wickedly funny.

    13. 11811 (Eleven) on said:

      3.5 stars Check out the audio book if you can The demon sounds just like Cookie Monster and that alone kept me laughing through this one It isn t the masterpiece that is Lamb The Gospel According to Biff, Christ s Childhood Pal but it s still pretty damn funny.

    14. Sara O on said:

      This is the first time that I ve actually read a whole book in one day It was just so flippin funny I couldn t put it down

    15. Kristen on said:

      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 The writing style is very casual and humorous, slightly vulgar but not so much as to gain an R rating or to turn off the casual reader There are drugs, but they are not glorified, there is sex, but it is not explicit and there is profanity, but it is not overwhelming The story itself is simple enough, one man Travis is cursed with being the Master of a Dem [...]

    16. Steve Lowe on said:

      Well, like 3.5 stars a solid read, nothing too exciting or groundbreaking, but considering this was Moore s first novel, not bad Enjoyable and funny.Of Moore s work, I read A DIRTY JOB first and really dug it, then subsequently picked up FOOL and LAMB and didn t make past the halfway point with either one They weren t bad, they just didn t hold my interest, nor have I had a desire to return to them DEMONKEEPING is closer to DIRTY JOB in terms of style and tone, a similar, lighthearted feel to i [...]

    17. Tung on said:

      This is the third book by Moore that I have read after Lamb and the Stupidest Angel , but chronologically it is Moore s first published work The story takes place in Moore s oft used fictional town of Pine Cove, CA A stranger rolls into town bringing with him an invisible demon named Catch Over the course of the story we find out that the stranger a man named Travis is trying to rid himself of Catch, while at the same time Catch is trying to rid himself of his master Travis This plotline gets in [...]

    18. vicki_girl on said:

      This was my first Chistopher Moore book I had heard mixed reviews about his works, and wasn t sure if I would like them However, when I saw the title Lamb The Gospel According to Biff, Christ s Childhood Pal, I just had to see what this guy was about I prefer to start at the beginning and work my way through an author chronologically So I picked up a copy of Practical Demonkeeping.Practical Demonkeeping definitely reads like a first novel The story line rambled a bit, and sometimes felt a little [...]

    19. Cid Tyer on said:

      I think I have an issue getting through the first chapter in any Moore book, save Lamb I read the first chapter and almost gave the book up as a lost cause, but a stressful day had me reaching into my bag for it and I m glad I finished it I like how Moore weaves together multiple characters and events, including sometimes silly, pointless side lines of things that happen as a result of the plot His characters are always diverse, interesting things, and often times display attributes true to peop [...]

    20. TC on said:

      Although this is not one of Christopher Moore s funniest books in my opinion, it definitely has its moments 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 Mavis, the bar owner from Stupidest Angel is here, as is Detective Rivera from Dirty Job and Moore s vampire novels I particularly enjoyed the way Mavis answers the phone in the bar Garden of Eden, Snake speaking P.D is one of Moore s [...]

    21. Heather on said:

      I marked this read because I read most of it I just got to a point where I put it down and never got the oomph to pick it back up It just wasn t holding my interest 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 That is to say, a great idea with some genuinely funny bits thrown in, but overall, not so great in execution There are lots of things I m clearly supposed to think are hilariously dark and witty, but often I [...]

    22. Marvin on said:

      Practical Demonkeeping was Christopher Moore s first novel and even being his debut, it has all of the fun that I expect from the best author of humorous fiction alive In this early work, you can easily see the influence of Tom Robbins, Carl Haissen and even perhaps some Douglas Adams Yet Christopher Moore s strange brain is like no other and even here he reveals an unique sense of wit His opuses Lamb and A Dirty Job are still years away but Practical Demonkeeping is as weird and funny as any Mo [...]

    23. David - proud Gleeman in Branwen's adventuring party on said:

      HYSTERICALLY FUNNY I lost count of how many times I had to pause reading because I was laughing so hard Christopher Moore s writing reminds me movies like Blazing Saddles and Airplane he actually manages to tell a story in between all the insanity Recommend to anyone looking for a good laugh

    24. Eric on said:

      After reading Christopher Moore s Lamb, I knew I wanted to read of his work, and figured the best place to start was with his first novel, so I picked up a copy of Practical Demonkeeping It was a quick, easy read, and only took me three sittings to finish For as much as I enjoyed it, I doubt it will stay with me long, as Lamb has I don t mean that as an insult, I just see Practical Demonkeeping as of a great beach read if supernatural stories about demons and their keepers are your thing.

    25. Cathy on said:

      I can t believe that was his first book It was great, a perfect mix between absurd humor and urban fantasy, but in a laid back California style The wordplay is delicious, as is the imagery I didn t really get the thing with the owl at the end, but the rest was pretty great I also really enjoyed it as an audio book And I finished it faster than any other audiobook I ve listened to, I kept putting it on in the house instread of just in the car

    26. Lou Harper on said:

      Good writing, interesting story, but with the narrative skipping from one member to the other of the large ensemble cast it s impossible to really care about the fate of any of them It makes for a detached sort of reading.Halfway through I put the book down and never picked it up again I just don t care what happens to any of the characters.

    27. Dale Dixon on said:

      Well Mr Moore certainly tells an interesting yarn, so interesting that I couldn t put the book down While not my usual genre of novel, I nonetheless liked this quirky tale It has interesting twists and turns and a lot of characters to keep track of, but it all comes together for a great ending I ll read from this author.

    28. Joseph Gowen on said:

      Another funny, well written book by Christopher Moore In his debut novel, he introduces characters and places that keep popping up throughout his following novels, but never in conspicuous ways I just love seeing how his different characters lives touch and interconnect.

    29. Danny Foncke on said:

      A bit thin and shallow A chuckle now and then but certainly not tear rolling funny No elaborate plot s , twists or turns An easy read for those in between moments.

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