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Although this event causes Tuck to be blacklisted sequindd flying in the States, he receives and accepts a lucrative offer from a doctor-missionary on a remote Micronesian island to transport cargo to and from Japan. Tuck discovers that the Curtis’s are using the Shark People to harvest their kidneys and sell them on the black market in Japan. Nov 28, Marta rated it really liked loove Shelves: Sometimes it’s nice to put down a serious hard fantasy book like Mistborn and read some light brain candy.

Island of the Sequined Love Nun

In the 30 or so pages before Zoophilia’s entrance, nothing struck me as funny, though clearly it was meant to. This one was kind of a middle of the road read. In the last few months I become a big fan of Christopher Moore’s work.

In proper Moore form, some supernatural and some insane silliness ensues. The chief, Malink’s announcement chrisropher he has dreamed that Vincent says a pilot will arrive, sends the natives scurrying to take Tuck to the compound of Sebastian and Beth Curtis.

Showing of chtistopher. There are few to no slow moments. Apr 12, Yael rated it it was amazing. Feb 20, Rev. Jun 01, Eric rated it really liked it Shelves: He has a pet fruitbat named Roberto.


Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore

The first or so pages drags a bit, as Tuck runs seqiined one mishap after another on his way to Alualu. Having lost his license to fly, his options are limited and thus begins the meat of our story as Tuck is contacted by a less-than-reputable employer claiming to be doing “missionary service.

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Tuck winds up in the Cayman Islands with Sepie, the young native woman, happy and in love. I have recently discovered the strange, crude, hilarious world of Christopher Moore. I like funny movies, funny stories, dirty jokes; what I don’t see a whole lot of, are funny books. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Traveling with his Filipino transvestite navigator and a fruit bat companion, Roberto, Tuck braves shark-infested waters and a typhoon before reaching the dark heart of a tropical paradise all before his first day of work.

What do you get when you mix a disgraced pilot, the CEO of Mary Jean Cosmetics, a lazy Australian journalist, a sky priestess, a shady doctor, a cannibal, a talking fruit bat, and a Micronesian cargo cult? All the sort of things that no one but Moore could tie together in a funny totally satisfying novel.

Things change for Tuck when he begins to get to know the people on the island while pf for Kimi, trying to discover if his friend is alright. I find Christopher Moore’s early books to be delightful, light, and fun. Christopher Moore is funny, inconsequential, and breezy. The place is inhabited by a modern medical building, an airstrip, two odd “missionaries,” six Japanese guards, over three-hundred natives called the Shark People and a talking fruit bat.


He’s like a more urbane, yet infinitely dirtier, Patrick McManus.

Apr 01, Stephanie Griffin rated it really liked it. I hope Christoper didn’t give too much away just read it already. There Tuck eventually uncovers a horrible secret harbored by the doctor and his wife, who capitalized on the fact that the island natives are under the influence of a cargo cult that developed as a result of establishment by Allies of an air runway there during World War II.

Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Moore reminds chriwtopher of a literary version of the famed Coen Brothers who have created such odd, funny movies as “Fargo” and “The Big Lebowski.

Like most of his early cbristopher, Sequined Love Nun is very well written and clever, but it is also a bit silly. Case wakes up in a hospital bed to find himself a tabloid celebrity, and unemployed. There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.

I’m definitely looking forward to reading more of this author’s work. The protagonist of the story, Tucker “Tuck” Case, who is a pilot and not exactly the brightest bulb on the planet, is also dealing with low self-esteem issues. Chrisgopher was this past and my own literary snobbish that didn’t want to be a Christopher Moore fan. Why do they even need a pilot? I had to track this sucker DOWN, okay?