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Practical Demonkeeping by Christopher Moore
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Practical Demonkeeping (1992)

by Christopher Moore

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Series: Pine Cove (1)

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    The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove by Christopher Moore (sturlington)
    sturlington: Set in the same fictional town and featuring some of the same characters.
  2. 11
    John Dies at the End by David Wong (meggyweg)
  3. 00
    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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Like all of Moore's books, this was hilarious and entertaining. I loved how this was set away from San Francisco, but there were still characters from his other books present in this setting, namely Detective Rivera. I enjoyed his great scene and character building, and I came to empathize with the main character. Moore is really good at making you feel pressed for time and that you have to make it to the next page to solve the problem. Love it!!! ( )
  VoodooYeager | Jun 1, 2019 |
A fun book whose world building is as interesting as its plot. A comic book that doesn’t have the comedic bite of Moore at his best. I describe it as light and enjoyable. ( )
  jscape2000 | Feb 26, 2019 |
Moore's first book is not as well developed as the others, and the story isn't the most brilliant -
but the unique blend of juvenile humor, wacky mysticism and very human (and non-human) chararacters are all there. The writing is nowhere near the level of his later ones - nevertheless this is a fun and easy read, which is what I needed at the moment. ( )
  Gezemice | Oct 29, 2018 |
Another piece of bizarre but brilliant humour from Moore. ( )
  AlanTainty | Sep 10, 2018 |
The description makes it sound really fun, right? Well it wasn't. It was frustrating and disappointing. I'm not sure why i finished it. ( )
  SoubhiKiewiet | Mar 20, 2018 |
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Moore, ChristopherAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fusari, LucaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wyman, OliverReadersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Like one that on that lonesome road / Doth walk in fear and dread, / And having once turned round walks on, / And no more turns his head; / Because he knows a frightful fiend / Doth close behind him tread. -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
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For the Demonkeepers: Karlene, Kathy, and Heather
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The Breeze blew into San Junipero in the shotgun seat of Billy Winston's Pinto wagon.
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In Christopher Moore's ingenious debut novel, we meet one of the most memorably mismatched pairs in the annals of literature. The good-looking one is 100-year-old ex-seminarian and "roads" scholar Travis O'Hearn. The green one is Catch, a demon with a nasty habit of eating most of the people he meets.

Behind the fake Tudor façade of Pine Cove, California, Catch sees a four-star buffet. Travis, on the other hand, thinks he sees a way of ridding himself of his toothy traveling companion. The winos, neo-pagans, and deadbeat Lotharios of Pine Cove, meanwhile, have other ideas. And none of them is quite prepared when all hell breaks loose.

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In Christopher Moore's ingenious debut novel, we meet one of the most memorably mismatched pairs in the annals of literature. The good-looking one is one-hundred-year-old ex-seminarian and "roads" scholar Travis O'Hearn. The green one is Catch, a demon with a nasty habit of eating most of the people he meets. Behind the fake Tudor façade of Pine Cove, California, Catch sees a four-star buffet. Travis, on the other hand, thinks he sees a way of ridding himself of his toothy traveling companion. The winos, neo-pagans, and deadbeat Lotharios of Pine Cove, meanwhile, have other ideas. And none of them is quite prepared when all hell breaks loose.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:10:51 -0400)

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Granted immortality by Catch, a lovable demon, a young man named Travis O'Hearn struggles to rid himself of this man-eating gremlin, who promises to make eternity hellish for him, in a supernatural comic romp through a California tourist town.

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