Island of the Sequined Love Nun [Christopher Moore] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Take a wonderfully crazed excursion into the. Take a wonderfully crazed excursion into the demented heart of a tropical paradise—a world of cargo cults, cannibals, mad scientists, ninjas, and talking f. Island of the Sequined Love Nun. Christopher Moore, Author, Christopher Moore, Afterword by Avon Books $23 (p) ISBN
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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 drun 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. 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: Here is a brazen, ingenious, irreverent, and wickedly funny novel from a modern master of the outrageous. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Island sequnied the Sequined Love Nunplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Island of the Sequined Love Nun. Lists with This Book. Aug 16, Lyn rated it liked it. Somewhere along the way unn meet reformed cannibals, a transvestite Filipino navigator, some wacky Pacific Ocean cargo cults, and the ghost of a WWII fighter pilot.
Not one of his best novels, all the same, Christopher Moore novels join the christolher of pizza and sex where a sequihed unit is great and a bad unit is still pretty good. Beth Curtis is one of his most fun characters and I wish he would find a way to bring christophef back to another novel somehow.
Moore fans will recognize the origin of Roberto the fruit bat. Nov 26, seak rated it liked it Shelves: Christopher Moore is a popular writer and satirist in the vein of Terry Pratchett and Kurt Vonnegut with titles like Lamb: A Love Story; and many Christopehr how could I resist?
Island lobe the Sequined Love Nun was actually my first foray into his work, but what got me more than anything else, even more than Moore’s popularity and humor, was the title itself. It says it all. And after having read it, it’s chrkstopher an extremely fitting t Christopher Moore is a popular writer and satirist in the vein christophher Terry Pratchett and Kurt Vonnegut with titles like Lamb: And mkore having read it, it’s actually an extremely fitting title.
Tucker Case skates by in life, nearly everything has been handed to him, not the least of which is his job flying a pink jet for the Mary Jean Cosmetics Corporation, which he almost immediately crashes Tucker is essentially imprisoned as Mary Jean attempts to salvage the situation for her company. 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. There are jokes about cannibals, religions, transexuals, you name it.
He pushes the boundaries and even does so a bit too far for this self-admitted prude. Then again, I didn’t not laugh either. Tucker Case comedically bumbles around the lf, just accepting life as it’s handed to him, but the problem is you sequnied love him or hate him, and I found myself leaning toward the latter. He bugged me from the start and he does eventually develop mlore qualities, but it was almost too late for me.
That’s why I couldn’t say I absolutely loved this book, it was just decent. A big part of how I measure how much I am liking an ssequined is how much I look forward to my morning drive or how much I skive off, to use a British term, whatever I’m doing to listen sesuined while it wasn’t painful, it also wasn’t my favorite in fact it pales in comparison to the book I’m currently listening to, which I’ll be done with lovw.
While I didn’t absolutely love it, I will definitely come back for more I held back! I’m looking forward to reading some of his more popular works in the near future. I got a new reviewing gig with SFFaudio.
View all 6 comments. Jun 15, Mick rated it it was amazing. Some people tell me, based on my looks, it’s darn good I like humor, ’cause I sure need a sense of it.
I like funny movies, funny stories, dirty jokes; what I don’t see a whole lot of, are funny books. I mean, laugh-out-loud funny books. I had read Christopher Moore before “Coyote Blue”and while I enjoyed his work, his humor tne just a tad too quirky and for me, that’s saying something.
But with this book, I had a go Okay. But with this book, I had a good time from the moment I started reading, right up until I finished the last page. Moore has a great gift of getting inside the heads of his characters, making them react to stuff they don’t want to react to, and putting them in situations they don’t want to be in. I won’t go into the plot there are already hundreds of reviews here doing thatbut suffice it to say Tucker Case is one likeable, funny bad boy.
His adventures or, more accurately, misadventures make for a delightful read–a read augmented by the supernatural teh Moore staplegood and evil, and some compelling moments. Not only that, it’s a good book, a very christopheg book, brilliantly written.
I’m definitely looking forward to reading more of this author’s work. This book reminded me of Meet the Parentsa movie that I stopped watching after the main character’s name was revealed to be Gaylord Focker his first name has “gay” in it and his last name sounds like “fucker”!
So when Moore presented the character Zoophilia Gold, I knew that the book could safely be added to my trade-in pile. Granted, my simple lady-mind is ill-equipped to recognize and appreciate humor.
In the 30 or so pages before Pf entrance, nothing struck me a This book reminded me of Meet the Parentsa movie that I stopped watching after the main character’s name was revealed to be Gaylord Unn his first name has “gay” in it and his last name sounds like “fucker”! In the 30 or so pages before Zoophilia’s entrance, nothing struck me as funny, though clearly it was meant to. Hey, the jerk main character Tuck flies a pink jet!
And he’s a dude! And then he crashes it while initiating Meadow, a prostitute, into the mile-high club, getting his junk iwland on shrapnel in the process. Most of the subsequent “jokes” were about his injured dick. Will he recover before he comes across his next prostitute?! Speaking of sexually objectified women characters, the ratio in the first few chapters was quite high.
Meadow introduces herself to Tuck by smooshing her chest into his shoulder. Then there’s a nameless priestess wearing nothing but fishnets, heels, and a lot loce makeup who touches herself to a news report about Tuck’s crash.
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Mary Jean, cosmetics mogul and Tuck’s boss, is not sexualized but instead fills the role of the aggressive, hypocritical business executive. Once again, it’s nothing but the same two tired options: Way to move outside that dichotomy, Moore, you iconoclast! Yeah, humor is definitely a subjective thing. To me, goofy unrealistic names and nutty situations can’t stand on their own as humor; they’re lazy substitutes for actual comedy that’s created from the interactions of established, believable characters and from events observed in a new light.
Shoving in cartoony-ass cannibals and slapstick bodily harm isn’t going to make a story funny just because it contains those elements. I’m sure I’m missing out on a lot of fart and boob jokes by not finishing the book, but I’ll probably survive.
View all 12 comments. Mar 19, Ralph Pulner rated it liked it. This was a lot of fun, but not as engaging as I’m used to from a Christopher Moore book. I didn’t connect with a lot of the characters like I usually do with his stories. I enjoyed it, but can I safely say I’ll remember it a month from now? I’m pretty sure it’s impossible not to enjoy Christopher Moore’s books.
His awesome imagination creates these terrifically preposterous scenarios and his killer combo of wit and humor turn every story into such a fun read. About the only author to consistently have me laugh out loud during reading.
Tucker Case is a disgraced pilot with a quite literally Shakespearean Hamletian to be specific past and a revoked license.
When he gets an offer he simply can’t refuse moord be a private pilot for a sm I’m pretty sure it’s impossible not to enjoy Christopher Moore’s books. When he gets an offer he simply can’t refuse to be a private pilot for a small island with a cargo cult this is explained in the novel, very interestinghe sets more on a wild, improbable, bizarre and very excellent thr. With a cast of characters as wacky as the plot, tropical scenery and plenty of suspense and thriller elements to turn or attempt to Tuck into a hero of one of his spy paperbacks, there christoopher enough action, magic and spectacular escapades for anyone to enjoy.
Moreover, Christopher Moore has actually done some first hand research on the oceanic island culture, which is most impressive, although he urges the reader to take most of thhe he writes as a make believe.
Either way, this was tons of fun. View all 7 comments. Does Christopher Moore know how to write a bad novel? Does he even know how to write an average novel? While Island of The Sequined Love Nun is not the equal of Lamb and A Dirty Jobit is still a total delight with Moore’s cast of insane characters and tightly woven if outlandish plots.
And of course It is frigging hilarious.
Cargo Cults, talking bats, stripper bimbo masquerading as goddess, pink Lear jets, transvestites. All the sort of things that no one but Moore could tie together in a funn Does Christopher Moore know how to write a bad novel? All the sort of things that no loce but Moore could tie together in a funny totally satisfying novel.