Pine Cove

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 4,928 ratings

Practical Demonkeeping Publisher's Summary

In Christopher Moore's ingenious debut novel, we meet one of the most memorably mismatched pairs in the annals of literature. The good-looking one is 100-year-old ex-seminarian and "roads" scholar Travis O'Hearn. The green one is Catch, a demon with a nasty habit of eating most of the people he meets.

Behind the fake Tudor façade of Pine Cove, California, Catch sees a four-star buffet. Travis, on the other hand, thinks he sees a way of ridding himself of his toothy traveling companion. The winos, neo-pagans, and deadbeat Lotharios of Pine Cove, meanwhile, have other ideas. And none of them is quite prepared when all hell breaks loose.

©1992 Christopher Moore (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Book 1

    • Practical Demonkeeping

    • By: Christopher Moore
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,768
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,309
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,317

    In Christopher Moore's ingenious debut novel, we meet one of the most memorably mismatched pairs in the annals of literature. The good-looking one is one-hundred-year-old ex-seminarian and "roads" scholar Travis O'Hearn. The green one is Catch, a demon with a nasty habit of eating most of the people he meets.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Witty as Always

    • By tryjen on 11-14-12

    Regular price: $27.37

  • Book 2

    • The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove

    • By: Christopher Moore
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,369
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,019

    The town psychiatrist has decided to switch everybody in Pine Cove, California, from their normal antidepressants to placebos, so naturally - well, to be accurate, artificially - business is booming at the local blues bar. Trouble is, those lonely slide-guitar notes have also attracted a colossal sea beast named Steve with, shall we say, a thing for explosive oil tanker trucks.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very funny, but perhaps not for everyone

    • By Chris Robbins on 07-19-10

    Regular price: $25.09

  • Book 3

    • The Stupidest Angel

    • A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror
    • By: Christopher Moore
    • Narrated by: Tony Roberts
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,791
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 949
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 951

    Twas the night (okay, more like the week) before Christmas, and all through Pine Cove, California, people are busy buying, wrapping, packing, and generally getting into the holiday spirit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Pine Cove winner

    • By colleen on 03-29-12

    Regular price: $23.95