Friday, January 28, 2011

Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore

After the spectacular crash-and-burn of his career as a pilot, Tucker Case free-falls into a questionable job illegally flying for an ask-no-questions medical mission in Micronesia. He doesn't have any other options, and who is he to develop a sense of ethics at this late date?

Tucker's new life is a series of epic misadventures, but at every bad decision he's steered right by the mysterious actions of a benevolent dead fighter pilot. Who is this guy? And why has he picked the fuck-up Tucker to be the islanders' savior?

This book is pure Christopher Moore genius. It's our introduction to Roberto the talking fruit bat (who makes appearances in several subsequent books, along with our hero Tucker Case) and it's a lively jaunt through island politics, cargo cults, and the ways of the Shark People.

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