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Subject: Christopher Moore
Date Posted: 8/7/2009 6:46 PM ET
Member Since: 5/13/2007
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I have never read any of his books - I would love to hear what you all think about his books and if you like any certain ones>

Date Posted: 8/7/2009 9:13 PM ET
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I've read A Dirty Job and it was hilarious! Great book. I tried reading Fool and I couldn't get into it at all. I have You Suck by him too, but I haven't read it. He's hilarious!

Date Posted: 8/7/2009 10:00 PM ET
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My Dad loved Lamb.   Was telling all the folks at his church how great the book is.   It is really rather rare for my Dad and I to have read the same author, let alone the same book. 

Date Posted: 8/7/2009 11:44 PM ET
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Christopher Moore is probably a big South Park (the tv show fan) fan, if that helps any.  He's for adult audiences only, and revels in the politically INcorrect and the absurd.  If you get offended easily (by pretty much anything), he's not for you.  But for all that, his humor isn't mean -- I think that's got a lot to do with his popularity.

Now, having said that, some of his books are hysterical!  I was shocked at how much my mom likes him too!  We both read A Dirty Job, and loved it.  We've also read several of his other books, and Dirty Job is still my fav.  The Stupidest Angel was pretty good too.  I thought Lamb got a bit long and rambling, but a lot of people like that one best.  Bloodsucking Fiends is generally considered one of his weaker books (I'd agree), but the sequel You Suck gets better reviews (haven't read that one yet).

Oh, and mom and I both think he's best enjoyed in audio form. 

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Date Posted: 8/8/2009 9:47 AM ET
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I read Island of the Sequined Love Nun and it was totally wacky and absurd but funny. 

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Date Posted: 8/8/2009 11:32 AM ET
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I read You Suck and barely made it through. Too goofy and slapstick for me. I had Dirty Job sitting in my TBR but didn't even pick it up to read it after finishing the other, just reposted it.

Date Posted: 8/8/2009 1:40 PM ET
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Have any of you read Practical Demon Keeping?

Date Posted: 8/9/2009 2:10 AM ET
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Practical Demonkeeping is the only Christopher Moore book i've read.  it was entertaining enough that i finished it, but not so entertaining i went looking for more.  not that i've crossed him off the list or anything, he's just not high in priority.

if i read another one, i'd probably be trying to find The Stupidest Angel or Biff next.