A demon named Catch that can be seen by most only in his "eating" form, an accidental and reluctant demon keeper, the salt-seeking king of the Djinn choosing Augustus Brine as his knight errant, flour explosions as invisible quarry tracking strategy (saw that on "Alphas" on TV last year as well), uneasy romance and murder -- it is a quirky cast. The book is entertaining in a frequently clever and occasionally vulgar sort of way. The demon may be the most rational of all. Good listen...
My fourth Moore, and not his best. I bought it for comic relief, but no guffaws here--droll, no more. I've seen the pieces before: the California coastal town with its cast of characters, the Demon from Hell who blends the ancient with American pop culture (think the stupid angel in Lamb), etc. A too-tidy ending. Mildly amusing, no more.
I love Christopher Moore stories, the way he tells a great story and adds an element of the absurd. This was a good, easy listen. He has written some better stories, however, this was still fun. I loved he voice used for the demon. One of the reasons I like to read Moore's stories are that they are just fun and provides a few hours of escape. The characters are always so unique and intriguing. This one had some great characters as well, including the demon and provided a few hours of fun.
A good beginning to Moore's style. Very funny. Story lacks form in the middle.
Yes, Funny lite reading.
No, But he was great.
Loved the book
It was funny, the characters were very interesting, and the story (background and all) was great.
The King of the Djin
I would love it if there was a sequal/prequal. Its, just one of those stories that has sooo many possibilities.
This book's odd cast of characters are likeable and the lighthearted and absurd plot is an easy and entertaining read.
Wyman is my favorite performer - there are a lot of characters in this story and his voices are unique enough that it doesn't get confusing. His demon voice is the best!
It kept me entertained for the time I needed to kill...Christopher Moore is always a good read, but some of his others are better.
As always moore is hilarious, edgy and fun. Dont miss this book or for that matter any christopher moore books. Laugh out loud funny.
I listened to four Chris Moore books prior to this Demonkeeping...can you tell I like the guy? Once again he weaves an unimaginable tale of kooky, sometimes creepy and definitely original characters. The reader does a great job of stamping each of them with a distinctive voice. Spoiler: there is a nice ending...but as a Moore fan you would expect it. Due to shorter length Demonkeeping is a good intro to the author and a nice pick me up if you're looking for some familiar frivolity. Some PG-13+ but nothing terrible.