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Coyote Blue

by Christopher Moore

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As a boy growing up in Montana, he was Samson Hunts Alone - until a deadly misunderstanding with the law forced him to flee the Crow reservation at age fifteen. Today he is Samuel Hunter, a successful Santa Barbara insurance salesman with a Mercedes, a condo, and a hollow, invented life. Then one day, shortly after his thirty-fifth birthday, destiny offers him the dangerous gift of love - in the exquisite form of Calliope Kincaid - and a curse in the unheralded appearance of an ancient Indian god by the name of Coyote. Coyote, the trickster, has arrived to transform tranquillity into chaos, to reawaken the mystical storyteller within Sam ... and to seriously screw up his existence in the process.… (more)
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Loved this. I had been led to believe it would be hilarious, but although there were some funny moments, it was instead imaginative, mysterious, and just generally wonderful. Can't wait to dive into more Moore! ( )
  BethOwl | Jan 24, 2024 |
Interesting blend of modern urban fantasy with Indian mythos, told with Moore's blend of humor. (I will note that I didn't find this novel as funny as his later works. Moore has been improving his comic style with time.) ( )
  Treebeard_404 | Jan 23, 2024 |
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  freixas | Mar 31, 2023 |
Funny, clever, crude, absurd... A Christopher Moore book. Definitely worth a read. ( )
  Cerestheories | Nov 8, 2021 |
Christopher Moore is becoming one of my favorite light authors. Like Lamb, the first book of his that I read, this is funny, irreverent, slightly sacriligious, but also touching. Moore seems to be very good at portraying the trouble-making ordinary guy with a heart of gold, whether it's Sam Hunter, the insurance salesman protagonist of this book; Biff, from Lamb; or Old Man Coyote. ( )
  Charon07 | Jul 16, 2021 |
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This book is dedicated to the Crow people.
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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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As a boy growing up in Montana, he was Samson Hunts Alone - until a deadly misunderstanding with the law forced him to flee the Crow reservation at age fifteen. Today he is Samuel Hunter, a successful Santa Barbara insurance salesman with a Mercedes, a condo, and a hollow, invented life. Then one day, shortly after his thirty-fifth birthday, destiny offers him the dangerous gift of love - in the exquisite form of Calliope Kincaid - and a curse in the unheralded appearance of an ancient Indian god by the name of Coyote. Coyote, the trickster, has arrived to transform tranquillity into chaos, to reawaken the mystical storyteller within Sam ... and to seriously screw up his existence in the process.

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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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