©1997 Christopher Moore; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers
I bought this title during one of the sales. I didn't know exactly what to expect, but I'm glad I took the risk. The characters were very different from most novels. We have islanders, a corrupt doctor and, naturally, the sequined love nun.
Pilot Tucker Case is a miscreant who has a hard time following rules. As a result he is persuaded to fly the pink plane of Mary Jean Cosmetics while under the influence in order to help a young lady (and I use the term loosely) join the mile high club. From there it's all downhill for Tucker. He's disgraced and ends up on an island in Micronesia. Getting there is difficult and along the way we meet navigator Kimi, who has some unusual behaviors of his own. We also fall in with love Roberto, a talking fruit bat. We cheer on the Shark People, indigenous to the island. We cross our fingers that the doctor and his amoral wife get what they deserve. And we hope that the ghost of Capt. Vincent Bennidetti, USAF, gives Tucker enough guidance (but not too much) so that he doesn't screw it up. Many times, however, Tucker comes close.
This isn't a thriller in the traditional sense of one. But it has thriller plot lines liberally seasoned with humor. The reluctant hero theme is evident, but Tucker is charming, although stupid in some places. He learns and grows and so we stick with him.
The performance is well done. The writing is good. Go on. Take the same chance I did. you won't be disappointed.
Entertaining thriller that doesn't get stuck taking itself seriously. Redemption story, so takes awhile to start liking the "bumbling hero". Adult content -- not for the family car trip. At about $1/hr, worth the price or credit.
Island of the Sequined Love Nun is a cute story. This is what I've come to expect from Christopher Moore; a light amusing story revolving around quirky characters. I think it's worth the download.
I really enjoyed this book. I instantly fell in love with the characters, which works out great if your a Christopher Moore fan because he likes to use his characters in multiple books. I think this is kind of a bonus for the reader.
It was my first book by the author and I had no expectations - I was very happily surprised to find out the story is not at all linear and obvious and the writting is clever and funny all the way. I will definetely search for more titles from C. Moore!
The sory is not basic and the writing is really nice. It keeps you up and running all along - and smiling!
He got the character very well and was excellent doing the voices of the secondary ones too. He keeps up the pace of the story, no slowing down, very good.
"Have you considered living in the tropics?"
Oh, yes.....this was just plain fun, from start to finish
The plot was great, and all the characters were full bodied, and flushed out, they cam alive!
When Beth is with the old cannibal
Laugh, of course, laugh out loud!
This is one listen I would recommend to everyone. Moves along at a good pace, and gives you good laughs!
It's in the top 3 or 4, without question.
When Tuck steals a jet.
The narrator really nails many of the characters on an emotional level. His voice conveys their emotions and mannerisms extremely well.
Beth, because watching her devious mind work would be enlightening. And besides, there's nothing wrong with having a lovely lady on your arm at dinner!
Christopher Moore is fantastic and this story doesn't disappoint!
I took a chance from my normal category and got a home run. This story was funny, the characters were interesting and the performance was great. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for some fun.
This was my second Moore book (after A Dirty Job).
He's a very fun writer, and his books are compelling and well crafted. I absolutely recommend this one and can't wait to hear more.
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I'm a fan of Christopher Moore ever since the "Gospel According to Biff", though this is the first audiobook version I've listened to.
The characters are flawed in some interesting ways. A bit cartoony, but if you buy into that, it's solid.
Roberto, the Fruit Bat. Or Vincent. Or both at the same time. :)
It's a fine name.
Oliver Wyman's voice is not the same as my internal voice when I'm reading, which threw me off for the first several chapters. That's my own personal jarring, YMMV.
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