Finished: Aug. 22, 2007
Reason for Reading: I wanted to read a Christopher Moore book and darla d recommended this as a good one to start with. Thanks darla!
First Published: 2006
Genre: humour, horror
Charlie Asher walked the earth like an ant walks on the surface of water, as if the slightest misstep might send him plummeting through the surface to be sucked to the depths below.
Recommend: Wow! This was a fabulous book. It was just so much fun! We start with an incredibly exciting and delicious demon story complete with hellhounds and The Morrigan. Then Moore has added an element of humour that is unmatched in anything I've read before; the only thing I can think of to compare it to is Monty Python humour. Very dark, dry, non-PC and sent me into occasional giggle fits.
The characters were pure joy. I really enjoyed Lily the goth girl. As I read this book I actually pictured it as a movie in my head. Maybe Joss Whedon could direct?
I read this in just over a day and could not put it down. I cannot wait to read another Christopher Moore book and if it's anywhere close to as good as this one, I know I will be reading all of his books. In fact, I'm going to go buy a copy of this book (this is a library copy) so I can read it again. I have one little problem with the book though.
SPOILER ALERT: (highlight to read)
[ Why did they have to put the picture of the death baby on the cover? As soon as they mentioned the Luminatus, I guessed who it was going be simply from that picture!]