Sunday, March 2, 2014

Island of the Sequined Love Nun

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How does Christopher Moore do it, do you think? Does he get blind drunk on industrial chemicals, chew dictionaries, spit out the words and see how they've landed the next morning? Does he have a madcap Nutty Book Title Generator app for his iPhone? Which came first, the book title or the plot?!

Having loved a couple of the Christopher Moore books earlier this year, this one came to me via Jay, who'd had a bad reaction to one of his vampire novels and was feeling disillusioned. I packed it in my case for a recent trip, and once I'd started reading I was completely hooked: to the extent of ploughing through it whilst I really should have been sleeping off the jet lag.

Without giving away the whole plot, the book revolves around a failed pilot who gets an apparent dream job flying a top-of-the-range Learjet on hops to Japan for a mysterious couple on a Polynesian island, complete with armed guards, a minefield, state-of-the-art medical facilities and a resident cannibal. Go on, work out the plot from that lot, I dare you.

I raved about it to Jay, and I think I may have converted her.

Try it yourself, too.

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