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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I acknowledge demonekeping this was written in ; perhaps Moore would have used different terms if written today. Dec 22, Bark rated it liked it Shelves: The journey is a fun one and you have the opportunity to meet practlcal very real characters along the way. In this series Book 2. The story takes off from there, jumping back and forth from different perspectives as the town tries to deal with this demon menace.

Inheriting a humanism from his love of John Steinbeck and a sense of the absurd from Kurt Vonnegut, Moore is a best-selling author with major cult status. The novel follows Travis O’Hearn who is around a century old but hardly looks twenty. Odd and the Frost Giants. It’s not War and Peace, but it doesn’t need to be to be a top-notch piece of entertainment. Someone might have been introduced on page 25, for example, and that person didn’t reappear for pages, and by then, I had forgotten them altogether.

You just have to love Christopher Moore’s morbid humor. I lost count of how many times I had to pause reading because I was laughing so hard! Seventy years ago, Travis O’Hearn accidentally called the demon Catch by reading an incantation he found hidden in a silver candlestick at his seminary.

Moore has a way of building unique characters with entire lives brought to the action. Item s unavailable for purchase. Practical Demonkeeping, by Christopher Moore 1 8 Sep 30, And none of them is quite prepared when all hell breaks loose. He also finds a community of odd characters who will help him in his quest. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Among the various writers who I read, Christopher Moore is a relatively recent addition to the list.


Finally, Catch is sent back to hell, but Travis’s unnatural youth leaves him. Novels by Christopher Moore. Other books in the series.

Practical Demonkeeping (Pine Cove, book 1) by Christopher Moore

The story itself is simple enough, one man Travis is cursed with being the “Master” This novel was a surprisingly quick read, it is short and although not action packed, it manages to keep your attention from beginning to end. We appreciate your feedback. Lists with This Book.

This was Christopher’s Moore 1st book, and it displays most of the traits that would keep him so successful throughout his later books, and also some rookie “jitters. Would you like us to take another look at this review?

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. This book with its winos, pagans, wrinkled-prune Djinn, and hungry demon is wickedly funny. Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available.

If this were written by anyone else, I’d probably give “Practical Demonkeeping” four stars. View all 7 comments. August 4, Imprint: To ask other readers questions about Practical Demonkeepingplease sign up.

It’s mildly entertaining but has some dull moments and too many long moments of explanation and I find myself drifting away all too often. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. There are drugs, but they are not glorified, there is sex, but it is not explicit and there is profanity, but it is demonkeepinv overwhelming.


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A stranger rolls into town bringing with him an invisible demon named Catch. Would you make the trade-off? Happy Hour in Hell. He becomes a ninety-year-old man.

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Chriztopher just got practcal a point where I put it down and never got the oomph to pick it back up. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. There are a few laugh-out loud funny moments, but mostly there is just frantic, inventive fun throughout. This is the first Moore book that I have read, and I have to say, I am a fan. This Book is Full of Spiders. This study guide contains the following sections: Travis, on the other hand, thinks he sees a way of ridding himself of his toothy traveling companion.

That’s the term I’m searching for. 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.

The premise is fairly simple The green one is Catch, a demon with a nasty habit of eating most of the people he meets. Although this is a short book, you will find yourself introduced to more characters than seems possible, and wonder how on Earth this litany of characters will intertwine and affect the story by the end of it all. Follow Us on Facebook. A Comedy of Horrors.