CHRISTOPHER MOORE PRACTICAL DEMONKEEPING PDF
Practical Demonkeeping (Pine Cove Series) [Christopher Moore] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In Christopher Moore’s ingenious debut. First-novelist Moore throws in more plot twists than the Pacific Coast highway has curves. He obviously knows and is amused by the flawed but. Reading Guide for Practical Demonkeeping. Practical Demonkeeping. Introduction. Discover Chris Moore’s ingenious debut novel, in which we meet one of the.
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More for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Practical Demonkeeping by Christopher Moore. In Christopher Moore’s ingenious debut novel, we meet one of the most memorably mismatched pairs cchristopher the annals of literature. The good-looking chrisyopher 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. Behind the fake Tudor facade of Pine Cove, California, Catch see In Christopher Moore’s ingenious debut novel, we meet one of the most memorably mismatched pairs in the annals of literature. 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. Paperbackpages. To see what denonkeeping friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Practical Demonkeepingplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Practical Demonkeeping.
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Here we meet Travis, a year old ex-seminarian and scholar, though he appears to be 20 years old, and Catch, xemonkeeping demon companion with a nasty habit of eating most of the people he meets.
Catch is a demon bound to earth by King Solomon and by invocation to Travis. Agustus Brine, owner of the local bait-and-tackle shop is the “chosen” one who can destroy Catch.
Catch demonleeping eating more and more of the local inhabitants and looking for a new master in the process.
Catch soon sets his eyes on Rachel, a witch and member of the Pagan Vegetarians for Peace. This copy is signed by Christopher Moore. View all 3 comments. Aug 26, Erin rated it it was ok. I can’t fhristopher the guy that much. He was just starting out, and in a way it was really enouraging to read something that lacked chrostopher finesse and wit of his later novels.
You could actually see the talent there, and it gave one a certain sense of satisfaction knowing that later he got his shit together and ironed out all the problems. View all 7 comments.
Jul 18, Lyn rated it liked it. Absurd, irreverent, inventive, erudite, and entertaining. Some conveniently wound up loose ends, inconsistent in chriztopher, but a descendant of Vonnegut practlcal his best. Dec 22, Bark rated it liked it Shelves: I’m rereading this on audio because I desperately needed a laugh but even this book isn’t doing it. Might it be because I’ve already heard all of the punchlines and I need more snark?
It’s mildly praxtical but has some dull moments and too many long moments of explanation and I find myself drifting away all too often. My impressions when I initially read it: This is a quirky book about a young priest-in-training who unwittingly commands a demon into practicall that gives him immort I’m rereading this on audio because I desperately needed a laugh but even this book isn’t doing it.
This is a quirky book about a young priest-in-training who unwittingly commands a demon into existence that gives him immortality but follows him around eating folks for, well, forever unless he can find a way to send the demon back to hell.
It is super snarky and I enjoyed every page.
Moore has a very twisted sense of humor. As usual, it was a fun romp for all the people being eaten by a demon. molre
The cast of characters were interesting, as always. After reading this, I found that it is Moore’s first book. Oct 25, Josh rated it really liked it Shelves: This is the first Moore book that I have read, dhristopher I have to say, I am a fan. And just as funny.
I haven’t laughed so hard at a book in a long time. The premise is fairly simple A young man, Travis, conjurs a demon on accident while cleaning the accolyte candles at a Catholic church.
He is stuck with the demon, who does not have to tell him how he can This is the first Moore book that I have read, and I have to say, I am a fan. He is stuck with the demon, who does not have to tell him how he can be sent back to Hell. He tries various methods of returning his demon friend to the underworld such as reading cantations from spell books and running him over with his car.
The young man wanders the United States in search of a way to be rid of his scaled friend, while the demon Catch proceeds to eat various victims in every place they stop. They finally come to the unsuspecting town of Pine Cove California. The story takes off from there, jumping back christophed forth from different perspectives as the town tries to deal with this demon menace.
Moore has an easy to read, yet very witty and sarcastic writing style. I would recommend this book and the author to anyone who’s looking for a good laugh, and I plan to read more Moore in the future. Heck, I could even see this being made into a movie It’s a fun, easy read.
There’s nothing profound about itm but I’d recommend it to anyone who wants a genuine laugh. If you read this, be sure to read Lamb, which is one of the best books I’ve ever read. Jul 11, Wiebke 1book1review rated it chrisopher liked it Shelves: This was exactly what I came to expect from a book by Christopher Moore: In typical Pratical style this book takes you on a journey that is christopheg with unbelievable alternative realities and laughs.
I don’t really know what else to say, but just give his writing a go if you like funny and magic books. Mind you magic books, not books about magic! Anyone with a sense of humor!
Reading Guide for Practical Demonkeeping
Kick back and curl up with this well written and light hearted book that will definitely give your funny bone a work out! This book is a very fast read, Christopher Moore’s tale is not only captivating but will leave you laughing! You just have to love Christopher Moore’s morbid humor.
Having read Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher MooreI figured this book would be just as hilarious, and it is comparable, but not the same. This is a great story, has an interesting plot, and has very memorable Kick back and curl up with this well written and light hearted book that will definitely give moor funny bone a work out! This demlnkeeping a great story, has an interesting plot, and has very memorable characters. Just don’t go in thinking it is a Christophef Moore classic!
May 30, Madeleine rated it liked it Shelves: If this were written by anyone else, Demon,eeping probably give “Practical Demonkeeping” four stars.
If this had been the first time I read anything of Moore’s, I’d probably give it four stars. But seeing as this is the first novel he’s written and the fourth of his I’ve read, I know how much better he becomes as he gets a few more books under his belt. All the telltale marks of Moore are fabulously apparent: Well-turned phrases, otherworldly understatement Moore is one of the few times I appreciate unde If this were written by anyone else, I’d probably give “Practical Demonkeeping” four stars.
Well-turned phrases, otherworldly understatement Moore is one of the few times I appreciate understatement as a humorous device, which probably has a lot to do with his tonecleverly executed paranormal expeditions and a knack for gleefully approaching what others would consider grand-scale tragedies are all here in their fledgling glory. Cap it all off with an unexpectedly heartwarming ending how the man can unleash death and demonic forces on an unsuspecting town and then credibly wrap it all up like nothing happened tickles me every time and it’s a quick-reading treat of an introduction to the maniacal weirdness of Christopher Moore.
I should stop paying attention to how a book is labelled on Goodreads or elsewhere.
There are parts that will make you laugh out loud. If you laughed when Monty Python white bunny appeared in Monty Python and the Holy Grail then there is something for you here. Unfortunately, scenes like that are pretty rare. Other things got more attention. It is worth reading the book if only for those moments. What I didn’t like the most is the resolution. Not everyone got what I should stop paying attention to how a book is labelled on Goodreads or elsewhere.
Not everyone got what they deserved. If I wrote anything else about that that particular issue, it would be a spoiler.
Let’s just say that family reunions for some of the characters will be pretty awkward. It is still a fun story and I am not sorry for reading it. Jul 04, Linda Miss Greedybooks rated it it was amazing Shelves: