Good Omens

December 4, 2008

Author: Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
Copyright: 1990
Publisher: Harper

Started: 12/4/08
Completed: 12/11/08

Pratchett and Gaiman are two of my favorite authors. I have read this book before, but when I ran across a new paperback edition in the bookstore I decided to revisit. This is silly fantasy, with an English absurdism sensability. It is an “end of times” novel, but the angels and demons are not quite what you would expect.


Author: Christopher Moore
Copyright: 1997
Publisher: Harper

Started: 11/23/08
Completed: 11/28/08

I think this because it was the only book by Christopher Moore that I had not read. It is the fourth of his that I have read this year. Earlier this year I enjoyed Practical DemonkeepingCoyote Blue, and Bloodsucking Fiends. I’m a fan, no doubt.

Christopher Moore is a twisted dude. He is also a good writer. His novels are short and sharp and imaginative and I always enjoy them.

Bloodsucking Fiends

August 21, 2008

Author: Christopher Moore
Copyright: 1995
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Started: 8/19/08
Completed: 8/22/08

This is an early book from one of my favorite authors. He writes dark, odd, very funny stuff. This is the ifirst part of a love story involving vampires. I have already read the sequal to this one and have been looking forward to catching back. When I saw this in a Boston bookstore I snatched it right up.

It was worth it. Now I need to go find that sequel and read it again.

Coyote Blue

July 27, 2008

Author: Christopher Moore
Copyright: 1994
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Paperbacks

Started: 7/27/08
Completed: 8/1/08

I’m a big fan of Christopher Moore fan. I’ve read most of the rest of his novels. When I spotted this, one I have not yet read, I snapped it right up! And, it was worth it. A fine example of the Moore genre.

Practical Demonkeeping

January 21, 2008

Author: Christopher Moore
Copyright: 1992
Publisher: HarperCollins (2004)

Started: 1/20/08
Completed: 1/24/08

I happened to be in a book store over the holiday week-end and I knew I was about to finish reading the book I had active at the time. I knew I would not be able to get to the library for at least a full day. So I went in search of something by an author I knew I enjoyed: Christopher Moore. I have read and enjoyed a few of his later books (Lamb and A Dirty Job, in particular). Practical Demonkeeping is his debut novel.

It has lived up to my expectations. Light fare, but good stuff. I’ll be looking for the rest of his.