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Coyote Blue by Christopher Moore

Coyote Blue

by Christopher Moore

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    Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore (sturlington)
    sturlington: My two favorite Moore novels.
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    Divine Misfortune by A. Lee Martinez (Ape)
    Ape: Gods barging into the lives of innocent people and creating havoc.
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    The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales by Ellen Datlow (Beorn_se_Bacaire)
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    Who's Afraid of Beowulf? by Tom Holt (Dr.Science)
    Dr.Science: The English author Tom Holt is relatively unknown in America, but very popular in England. If you enjoy Jasper Fforde or Christopher Moore you will most certainly enjoy Tom Holt's wry sense of English humor and the absurd. He has written a number of excellent books including Expecting Someone Taller, and Flying Dutch, but they may be difficult to find at your library or bookstore.… (more)

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Another bright romp from Christopher Moore, but not our favorite. Recommended for fans, of course. Just don't take his bits of pretension too seriously ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Apr 14, 2015 |
A really fun read. A nice look at the Native American trying to fit in to the white man's world without ever being preachy. Witty, mystic, suspenseful -- a good combination. ( )
  AliceAnna | Oct 13, 2014 |
A Christopher Moore I haven't read! Yahoo!

I enjoyed this book, as I do most Moore novels. He's got the right mix of zaney, bawdy, silly, outrageous, humanity, and mystical to make his books good reads, truly deserving of laughing out loud. Nice to see an early iteration of a character who shows up in several other books as well.

I kept thinking, while reading this, that when I was four, my family went on a cross-country trip. While out in "Indian Country" my parents bought me a book called "Coyote Tales", all about that mischief maker. Somehow, Old Man Coyote is a bit randier in Moore's book than in my memory, though maybe I ought to read the children's book again, and look for hidden meanings. You never know.

Tags: an-author-i-read, a-favorite-author, made-me-laugh-out-loud-for-real ( )
  bookczuk | Sep 4, 2014 |
More funny mayhem by Moore as insurance salesman, Samuel Hunter is forced back to his Crow roots by an appearance of Coyote.
  ritaer | Apr 20, 2014 |
A Christopher Moore Book. At his best, he is laugh out loud, crazy, smart funny. At his worst, he is laugh out loud, crazy, and smart funny. This book falls in the middle. Coyote Blue is funny is smart, and always entertaining, but this isn't the best book I've read by him.

We have a former Crow Indian, turned chameleon Insurance Salesman. A God that is both naively innocent and dangerously mischievous. We get Las Vegas, a Bike Rally in Sturgis. The characters are funny - down to the Samson, himself, from the minor characters of Dinty Moore and the Japanese Business Man. We even have some Buddhist Monk Mechanics thrown in for good measure.

But the heart of the story is Sam, and his strange, fast, immediate Love of Calliope, a very down to earth Hippy (which is strange, in it self).

Should you read this? Yes. But on a rainy day where you want something funny, with just a hint seriousness. ( )
  TheDivineOomba | Oct 20, 2013 |
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While magic powder was sprinkled on the sidewalk outside, Samuel Hunter moved around his office like a machine, firing out phone calls, checking computer printouts, and barking orders to his secretary.
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The plot concerns a salesman in Santa Barbara, California named Sam Hunter (a Crow Indian born Samson Hunts Alone) who, as a teenager, fled his home when he was involved in the death of a law officer. The novel begins when the adult Sam has his life turned upside down by Coyote, the ancient Native American trickster-god.
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This is an accelerating comedy with shadows setting off the wry, polished humor. Trickster deities thrive on contrariety, which is why one finds them bringing life into dead landscapes and disorder into order. A Santa Barbara insurance salesman's too-tidily-contained lifestyle, far from the Crow reservation he grew up on, is an irresistible target for Coyote, who wants to make sure his chosen people don't forget him. Coyote descends on Sam Hunter like one of Job's plagues, albeit a charmingly disingenuous one. "Why me? Why not someone who believes?" asks Sam, suffering from god-induced chaos. "This is more fun," says Coyote. He's right.

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A Los Angeles insurance salesman who is a Native American turns to a ghost to help him find a missing girlfriend.

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