©1997 Christopher Moore; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers
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.
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.
Whimsical, Fun, unabashed adventures of our unlikely hero, Tucker; his man-woman sidekick and the talking fruit bat. Pure fantasy with a surprisingly thought provoking outcome.
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.
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 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.
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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.
Hilarious, Well-Read, Unique.
Tucker crashing the bright pink plane.
He does an amazing job with all the different voices and really made the characters come to life.
Definitely a tie between Mary Jean and Kimi.
A wonderful book and definitely worth a listen and a read!!
the story was funny, fast,well written.
the cast of characters
he had a total grasp of the story.
i had many good laughs.
i would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for something different and needs a good laugh.
Lives in Hollywood. Born in Paris. Raised in Washington, D.C. Capitals! Very effete and all so sweet. Cats have four feet, but I've only got three.
I would recommend this book to anybody who likes a good story with a lot of humor, some of it quite grim.
The ending is classic.
He does voices very well. He's a good reader. What else is there to say.
It totally made me laugh.
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