©1997 Christopher Moore; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers
I really enjoy listening to Christopher Moore's other books, but this one was pretty terrible. The main character was unappealing, as was almost every other character, the story was predictable and there was a plethora of patronizing and offensive stereotypes littered throughout the book. Give it a skip.
I gotta say as my 4th or 5th Books by Moore, I was pretty disappointed with this book. What his characters sometimes lack in depth they make up for in humor and antics. The book lacked the humor and thus the weakness of characters and story became unavoidable. Better luck next time.
Moore never ceases in giving some hilarious, loud out loud, I can't believe he just did that moments. the first and last hours of the books are by far my favorite... eat your heart out Tom Clancy/Jack Reacher/James Bond-loving readers!!!!
So while reading this book I found myself wondering how Moore came up with the characters and story line and decided he filled a fishbowl with slips of papers each one written with random and unrelated characters, locations and scenarios. He then pulled those papers out as he wrote and voila, a story is born. Either that, or this man is crazy creative. Fun story!
I usually enjoy Christopher Moore. I usually delight in his sophomoric satire. However, this book lacked the actual satire and just spouted misogyny and racism. The great white men must come save the poor, gullible, dumb brown people from being taken advantage of by the evil bitch-harpy. If I had read this novel first, I wouldn't have read anything else of Christopher Moore. You can do better, Chris.
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