Island of the Sequined Love Nun [Christopher Moore] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Take a wonderfully crazed excursion into the. Take a wonderfully crazed excursion into the demented heart of a tropical paradise—a world of cargo cults, cannibals, mad scientists, ninjas, and talking f. Island of the Sequined Love Nun. Christopher Moore, Author, Christopher Moore, Afterword by Avon Books $23 (p) ISBN

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Inheriting a humanism from his love of John Steinbeck and a sense of the absurd from Kurt Vonnegut, Moore is a best-selling author with major cult status.

Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Then there’s a nameless priestess wearing nothing but fishnets, heels, and a lot of makeup who touches herself to a news report about Tuck’s crash. Retrieved from ” http: While approaching the house in a rage he runs over Zoophilia’s father.

Feb 20, Rev. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Moore reminds me of a literary version of the famed Coen Brothers who have created such odd, funny movies as “Fargo” and “The Big Lebowski. Tuck’s shock at the gruesome immorality of the situation leads to a adventurous and suspenseful climax.

Learn more about Kindle MatchBook. Curtis and his trashy sexpot wife the sequined love nun of the titlewho are selling the organs of Shark People sacrificed to the Sky Priestess to a Japanese firm. This was a lot of fun, but not as engaging as I’m used to from a Christopher Moore book. Moore’s novels typically involve conflicted everyman characters suddenly struggling through supernatural or extraordinary circums Librarian Note: Mar 19, Ralph Pulner rated it liked it.


I can understand people liking it if this is the type of book they usually read, if it is t Just not my type of book.

More summaries and resources for teaching or studying Island of the Sequined Love Nun. Through a series of misadventures Tuck eventually winds up on the dinky island.

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Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. With nowhere to turn, Tuck accepts a job on the remote island of Alualu, flying a jet for a missionary, Sebastian Curtis. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. The only reason I docked a star was because there were several times I nodded off during technical descriptions of airplanes and other mechanics.

While Island of The Sequined Love Nun is not the equal of Lamb and A Dirty Jobit is still a total delight with Moore’s cast of insane characters and tightly woven if outlandish plots. And it gives this work some of its better moments. Dec 26, Rachel rated it really liked it Shelves: Island of the Sequined Love Nun Amazon.

That’s seriously high praise coming from me — I dearly love almost all of Pratchett’s books. The Japanese business men that Sebastian and Beth Curtis had been dealing with turn on them and leave them stranded on Alualu, where they fall into the hands of Sarapul, the old cannibal.


Beth Curtis, dressed as the Sky Priestess, the pin-up girl painted on the side of the bomber, delivers messages to the natives, supposedly from Vincent, and selects the pilot’s ‘chosen. Cargo Cults, talking bats, stripper bimbo masquerading as goddess, pink Lear jets, transvestites.


Christopher Moore is an American writer of absurdist fiction. There are lots of laughs in a Moore novel, and this is no exception. Tuck discovers that the Curtis’s are using the Shark People to harvest their kidneys and sell them on the black market in Japan.

Bood One, The Pheonix, Chapters The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove. First printing of 35, Their arrival on the island introduces the two men to Sarapul, an old cannibal and member of the native tribe on the island, the Shark People. Ships from and sold by Amazon. A Love Story; and many Moore chrisfopher could I resist?

Island of the Sequined Love Nun

Be the first to ask a question about Island of the Sequined Love Nun. I enjoyed it, but can I safely say I’ll christophef it a month from now? His books are marketed so that his audience is the same kind of clever woman that reads Tom Robbins books another author I have an fraught relationship with. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. I liked that there were plenty of characters with just enough backstory that you understood why they were the way they were.

Beth Curtis is one of his most fun characters and I wish he would find a way to bring her back to another novel somehow. Moore certainly has a gift for colorful, hilarious prose.