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A thank you note to Christopher Moore [Nov. 23rd, 2007|09:07 am]
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Thank you for writing such funny stuff that I don't even read your books and think "Augh. I should've written that. That was funny as hell and THAT'S what I should be doing."

You, sir, are so damn consistently funny that I'm not even jealous. I can just relaz and enjoy it because there's just no way I could even fantasy-contemplate competing.



We listened to "The Stupidest Angel" on tape on the CRF trip and though I read it several years ago when it came out, it was funny all over again. Zombie Santa Claus, Roberto the Fruitbat and the Head of the Slug Saloon. Artful use of one of my favorite words "f*cktard". Kendra, Warrior Babe of the Outland. Describing Mavis' false eyelashes as two spastic tarantulas...What's not to love?

If you haven't read any of his stuff, don't start with this one -- you need to meet all of these characters in their proper setting so that you really have fun in Stupidest Angel. Start with Practical Demonkeeping and move through the rest -- you don't have to go in order, although any that are set in Pine Cove, CA are more fun if you do them in order. If you can't lay your hands on PD, go with Lamb: The Gospel of Biff, Christ's Childhood Friend.
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[User Picture]From: quislet
2007-11-23 04:19 pm (UTC)
How did I not know about Christopher Moore? It sounds right up my alley, and my Dad used to live just south of Big Sur. Already one-clicked Practical Demonkeeping. Thanks for the recommend!
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[User Picture]From: chellebelle74
2007-11-23 05:14 pm (UTC)
Just reading some of the highlights was making giggle in a way that makes the cats look at me funny (you think they'd be used to it by now). Must. Rush. to Bookstore..... Thanks for the tip!
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