Coyote Blue introduces Samuel Hunter, a young man who's running from his past while being tormented by an ancient Crow God with a talent for mischief.
©1994 Christopher Moore; (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC
"Tautly written with a zest for the absurd and the unpredictable." (New York Times Book Review)
Booked & Loaded
I just want to say that if you are easily offended by anything or have a stick up your arse - you should probably stay clear of Christopher Moore all together.
Coyote Blue is a fantastic tale of a native Crow Indian after he fled his home reservation as a young man. Denying his heritage and becoming a chameleon (of sorts) the one thing Sam cannot hide from is his spirit guide - Coyote.
Moore weaves humor into a beautiful story making Coyote Blue an epic tale. Poor, Poor Sam...he just wants to live his life, but when Coyote shows up he ends up veered off course into a path he never intended. I full enjoyed every aspect of Coyote Blue: the Humor, the story, the characters, and everything in between. It is hard to even compare Christopher Moore with anyone else..his unique way of storytelling puts him in a class all by himself.
Following Sam throughout this story fighting his path every step of the way really did make me think. How any incident can alter who you are and what matters most in life. We should all be thinking more about this... Sam's personal growth through Coyote Blue might leave you evaluating yourself. Coyote Blue is a truly beautiful piece of work.
This audio book was very nicely done and felt complimentary to the story.
Not sure about the print version, but this is a good listen. You just have to pay attention
Pokey because he reminds me of my grandfather, who was a Choctaw indian
when coyote lost his ass
Coyote,of course.....for a game of wits!
Just an entertaining listen. But you much pay close attention, or you will get lost
I have listened to this book several times. It is twisted and extraordinarily funny.
I laughed out load on several parts of this book.
If you like books by Kurt V. or Tom Robbins do not miss this
I will try other Christopher Moore books, because of my prior experiance, not because of this book.
Not really. I was disappointed with this book, as compared to Moore's other works.
There is nothing more fun than a beach, free time, loss of ambition, imbibition , and a Christopher Moore tome. It is so hard to hold one's neck and arm up (old sports injury) and read a great work of literature in the blazing sun, so I plug in my ear buds and listen to that great fellow
The coyote gets to do anything he wants, and I mean ANYTHING. Don't we all want that, plus the supernatural powers. What a combo.
He took the work right out of my rotator cuff arm while recovering.
First read and given to friends in book form, with type on paper, it is still a great
I've listened to almost all of CM's other works, but for some reason avoided this one. The description just didn't grab me...don't know why. Maybe it was a fear of the author's "initial effort" and concern that he had just recently honed his craft to the fine edge that it is. Not to worry. I loved this one as much as some of the other lighter works. It can't stand up to Fool or Lamb, or probably not even Fluke (IMHO), but it had heft. It was funny, charming, witty, a little wacky; in short, all the good stuff that Moore has shown he is capable of in his later works. The age of the book makes a few isolated references dated, but you can hardly notice. A strong recommend, even if you choose it as your first one. Good character crossover, BTW, between many of the books, starting with this one.
This story about a Native American who becomes a success in the white world, posing as a white man until his spirit advisor -- Coyote -- arrives is an okay listen but doesn't seem to fit in any particular genre. It is at times funny, sad, and just plain strange. Moore has done better.
Let me first just start off by saying that I absolutely LOVED Bloodsucking Fiends, YouSuck, and Bite Me but this worry was weird and all over the place. It took too long to get to the plot and the point of the story. That'll teach me for buying a book just because it's on sale...
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