Practical Demonkeeping

Practical Demonkeeping

A Comedy Of Horrors

Book - 2004
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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 facade 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.
Publisher: New York : W. Morrow, 2004.
ISBN: 9780060735425
0060735422
Branch Call Number: MOO
Characteristics: 243 p.
Alternative Title: Practical demon keeping

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PearlyBaker
Dec 30, 2015

Pretty decent and funny for his freshman novel. I love that Chris calls himself the oldest known child prodigy getting this published in his 30's. I have to find an accurate bibliography because I keep reading his books and find out after that it's number 2 or 3 in the series. While this is the first in the Pine Cove series I started with number 3 and thankfully they have absolutely nothing in common but the town of Pine Cove as far as I can tell. I need a break from Chris though. I feel I've gone overboard once again. He's like books on Scientology. I just wish I knew how to quit you Christopher Moore.

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loudem
Apr 03, 2013

Fictional story; good characters, well developed. Everything is pretty balanced till the end which is a tad botched. The last cavern scene is forced, but the story has to end somehow. The epilogue is cute as "all wells that end s well". Quick read that gets a few laughs.

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ravensview
Feb 27, 2012

Recommended by Chuck Wendig

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deRougemont
Apr 05, 2011

Christopher Moore is one of the very best writers of humorous fiction. A zany plot, outlandish characters and a satirical look at some of the wackier aspects of contemporary lifestyles all add up to a thoroughly enjoyable read.

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nitetraino
Nov 07, 2009

This story gets better after a slow start with a with a growing tale and a strong finish. 8 of 10 stars

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