When reading a Christopher Moore book, you have to be willing to suspend belief, just "go with it" and hang on for the ride. This is my 3rd Moore book. I previously read Bloodsucking Fiends and The Island of the Sequined Love Nun. I was happy to see Tucker and Roberto (the fruit bat) back. It felt like saying hello to an old friend.
This is not high brow reading folks, this is insane writing with unbelievable characters in impossible situations. But that's the point. It's utterly hilarious. I couldn't stop laughing through several parts of this. I had to put it down for a while after the "Christmas Amenesty" tirade, I just couldn't see from laughing so hard.
The last 1/5 of this book comes out of nowhere... that's exactly what makes this author's writing so good... you never know what to expect.
This is truely one of the funniest books I've read-the funniest of Moores works too I think and that's nothing to sniff at! In this book he has a really funny story line that has several of his past characters in it. Read it you wont be sorry!