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Coyote Blue: A Novel by Christopher Moore

Coyote Blue: A Novel (edition 2008)

by Christopher Moore

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Title:Coyote Blue: A Novel
Authors:Christopher Moore
Info:Simon & Schuster (2008), Edition: First Edition, Paperback, 320 pages
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Coyote Blue by Christopher Moore

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A bit slow at the start but then rapidly picks up speed. It's a few days of a Native American who has left his former life and ways behind. Then his life starts to turn upside down with the introduction of the trickster god who was in his spirit vision. Then the fun begins, he meets a woman, appears to lose his job and condo only to get them back. A trip to Vegas where Coyote spends all his money and sells his car. A rescue and finally a trip back to the reservation where his life started. Again starts off a little slow but then it's a whirlwind romp of fun from that point on. ( )
  ChrisWeir | Jan 30, 2019 |
fantasy, fiction, humor, native american ( )
  jodiesohl | Jul 6, 2018 |
The Coyote blue has a strong American gods feeling I honestly don't know which one was first) but maybe because of this a very entertaining book. What happens with a native indian, who want to leave his ancients' heritage, when he hits the road with the god Coyote himself. ( )
  TheCrow2 | Jun 7, 2017 |
Just down right hilarious. A great story of your past coming back to find you. Or in this case an Indian God coming back to make his story known again.
  petertru91 | Sep 5, 2016 |
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 | Jun 6, 2016 |
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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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