Practical Demonkeeping (Pine Cove Series) [Christopher Moore] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In Christopher Moore’s ingenious debut. First-novelist Moore throws in more plot twists than the Pacific Coast highway has curves. He obviously knows and is amused by the flawed but. Reading Guide for Practical Demonkeeping. Practical Demonkeeping. Introduction. Discover Chris Moore’s ingenious debut novel, in which we meet one of the.

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Practical Demonkeeping (Pine Cove, book 1) by Christopher Moore

A Comedy of Horrors by Christopher Moore. Are peoples preconceived notions of how the world works an asset or a liability in the face of adversity? 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. Catch is eating more and more of the local inhabitants and looking for a new master in the process. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Moore has a very twisted sense of humor. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

My first Moore book, his first also.


The theme of the novel is the Divine Plan. He lives in San Francisco, California. Later, Moore’s plots became more outrageous and convoluted FLUKEbut there were fewer characters to guide us through the machinations. If this had been the first time I read anything of Moore’s, I’d probably give it four stars.

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The demon and his keeper have been more or less tracked to the town of Pine Cove, CA Moore’s favorite coastal town, full of wacky characters and the main location for other works by a genie. That is to say, a great idea with some genuinely funny bits thrown practucal, but overall, not so great in execution.


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I’m rereading this on audio because I desperately needed a laugh but even this chrjstopher isn’t doing it. 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 more books practcial his belt. This book with its winos, pagans, wrinkled-prune Djinn, and hungry demon is wickedly funny. Would you be able to resist the power that Catch affords to his master? A Comedy of Horrors Study Guide.

The good-looking one is one-hundred-year-old ex-seminarian and “roads” scholar Travis O’Hearn.

Saturday Night, Chapter 1, The Breeze. The winos, neo-pagans, and deadbeat Lotharios of Pine Cove, meanwhile, have other ideas. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot. There were eleven Popes in history who were tried for sorcery. Although this is a short book, you will find yourself introduced to more characters than seems possible, and wonder how on Earth this litany of characters will intertwine and affect the story by the end of it all.

Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books. For a moment I thought it might even inch up to four stars. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.


Practical Demonkeeping is a novel by American writer Christopher Moorepublished in May 30, Madeleine rated it liked it Shelves: It was just so flippin’ funny I couldn’t put it down!

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Moore mixes in a lot of humor in his story, but he retains enough seriousness to create a decent amount of suspense even if the light touch does seem to promise things will turn out all right. However, there is enough there that I definitely wanted to keep reading. Travis comes to Pine Cove, California, and finally finds the girl he has been searching for.

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I just got to a point where I put it down and never got the oomph to pick it back up. Jul 18, Lyn rated it liked it.

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Well, more like 3. Explore the Home Gift Guide. It is super snarky and I enjoyed every page. Travis, on the other hand, thinks he sees a way of ridding himself of his toothy traveling companion.