Thursday, October 28, 2010

Practical Demonkeeping by Christopher Moore

Whimsy & Horror??
A sleeply little village on the edge of the Oacific ocean?

A dear friend  picked this book up at a yard sale, read it and handed it me, saying “ here’s something you don’t read every day!”

It had me laughing out loud and  wondering  what kind of a extravagant author would invent  such a story. Never having read Christopher Moore before, I was in for a really exciting ride. 

The two main characters, a good-looking one-hundred-year-old ex-seminarian and "roads" scholar Travis OHearn. and his fellow traveler, Catch, a green, sometimes invisible demon with a nasty habit of eating most of the people he meets, are a riot, even before they arrive at the sleepy little village.

Their adventures in Pine Cove kept me sitting up, and almost taking notes as the story twists, wiggles and loops over itself like a stupendous snake. Too funny, but not for the faint-hearted!