Practical Demonkeeping (Pine Cove Series) [Christopher Moore] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In Christopher Moore’s ingenious debut. First-novelist Moore throws in more plot twists than the Pacific Coast highway has curves. He obviously knows and is amused by the flawed but. Reading Guide for Practical Demonkeeping. Practical Demonkeeping. Introduction. Discover Chris Moore’s ingenious debut novel, in which we meet one of the.

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He lives in San Francisco, California. Around the Year i Travis, on the other hand, thinks he sees a way of ridding himself of his toothy traveling companion. Moore’s novels typically involve conflicted everyman characters suddenly struggling through supernatural or extraordinary circums Librarian Note: Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

The winos, neo-pagans, and deadbeat Lotharios of Pine Cove, meanwhile, have other ideas. Each person in the book sees Catch as what he or she believes him to be e. All the telltale marks of Moore are fabulously apparent: Showing of reviews.

He tries various methods of returning his demon friend to the underworld such as reading cantations from spell books and running him over with his car. It isn’t the masterpiece that is Lamb: This audiobook can be listened to on: Augustus directs Gian Hen Gian to make Travis and Amanda age backwards, so the two ninety-year-old lovers who have found each other after so many years can live a whole life chrstopher.


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We find out almost nothing about him until near the end, and that comes spilling out in a somewhat tedious confessional read: In the small California coastal town of Pine Cove, Travis hopes to find the secret to getting rid of Catch. La verdad es que es una novela algo rara, pero tiene partes desternillantes donde destaca el humor negro y macabro marca del autor. He also demonkeepjng a community of odd characters who will help him in his quest.

Lists with This Book. I am looking forward to even more Moore. And none of them is quite prepared when all hell breaks loose.

Reading Guide for Practical Demonkeeping

I should stop paying attention to how a book is labelled on Goodreads or elsewhere. This copy is signed by Christopher Moore.

With a side of mayhem and homicide by devouring. Get to Know Us. Detective Rivera stumbles on the plot and nearly wrecks their plans. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Print edition must be purchased new and sold by Amazon. Great fun to read. mpore

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I lost count of how many times I had to pause reading because I was laughing so hard! Granted, this is Moore’s first book, but really, I think it’s a good example of how I feel about his work in general sometimes.

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Amanda is now a ninety-year-old grandmother, married to Effrom Elliot, but unfortunately she is out of town. Moore’s novels typically involve conflicted everyman characters suddenly struggling through supernatural or extraordinary circumstances. Preview — Practical Demonkeeping by Christopher Moore.

This was an absolute delight of a fairy tale for adults. The story itself is simple enough, one man Travis is cursed with being the “Master” of a Demon by the name of Catch, who is not entirely under his control and tends to eat people when he so chooses. The climax is simple and not all that complex but it is engaging and you know exactly what each character could loose or gain by the resolve.

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For a page book, we’ve got an awful lot of characters, which we jump back and forth between from chapter to chapter. View the Lesson Plans. Ratings and Reviews 0 1 star ratings 0 reviews. The good-looking one is one-hundred-year-old ex-seminarian and “roads” scholar Travis O’Hearn.

Later, Moore’s plots became more outrageous and convoluted FLUKEbut there were fewer characters to guide us through the machinations.

Moore has an easy to read, yet very witty and sarcastic writing style.

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