Island Of The Sequined Love Nun

Paperback | May 25, 2004

byChristopher Moore

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Take a wonderfully crazed excursion into the demented heart of a tropical paradise—a world of cargo cults, cannibals, mad scientists, ninjas, and talking fruit bats. Our bumbling hero is Tucker Case, a hopeless geek trapped in a cool guy's body, who makes a living as a pilot for the Mary Jean Cosmetics Corporation. But when he demolishes his boss's pink plane during a drunken airborne liaison, Tuck must run for his life from Mary Jean's goons. Now there's only one employment opportunity left for him: piloting shady secret missions for an unscrupulous medical missionary and a sexy blond high priestess on the remotest of Micronesian hells. Here is a brazen, ingenious, irreverent, and wickedly funny novel from a modern master of the outrageous.

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Take a wonderfully crazed excursion into the demented heart of a tropical paradise—a world of cargo cults, cannibals, mad scientists, ninjas, and talking fruit bats. Our bumbling hero is Tucker Case, a hopeless geek trapped in a cool guy's body, who makes a living as a pilot for the Mary Jean Cosmetics Corporation. But when he demolish...

Christopher Moore is the author of fourteen previous novels, includingLamb,The Stupidest Angel,Fool,Sacré Bleu,A Dirty Job, andThe Serpent of Venice. He lives in San Francisco, California.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:May 25, 2004Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060735449

ISBN - 13:9780060735449

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok... I found that this book kind of dragged a little bit. I liked the character of Tucker Case from Moore's Stupidest Angel novel, and thought that this would be great. However, I found it very slow at the beginning. It picked up towards the end though, so it was still a good read. This is the type of book that you don't quite get addicted to, but it is the type of book that you can put down and pick up on another day and still enjoy. I think it makes a good vacation read.
Date published: 2009-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lots of fun!! Tuck blows it when he takes a prostitute up in the pink Mary Jean jet while drunk and crashes it into SeaTac airport. Mary Jean wants him not only out of her company, but off of the continent immediately so its easier to deal with the media backlash. Tuck gets a letter from an island in Micronesia called Alualu, where they are looking for a pilot to fly their brand new Learjet. Tuck doesn't even think about how missionaries could afford to purchase a brand new jet before he accepts and heads off down to start a new life. The book follows Tuck's journey where it's hard to tell if he has very bad luck, or very good luck. For example, in trying to get to this island, Tuck misses a boat that is going to take him so he commissions out a boat from a cross dresser, and they get stuck in a typhoon. But Tuck survives. Tuck learns about the island folktales and the local's Gods while trying to figure exactly what is going on and why so much money is being made. Of course, he can't help but get himself into some trouble along the way. This novel was lots of fun. Tuck was an enjoyable character: a geek in a non-geek body, a little naive, and sometimes a little stupid. I didn't laugh out loud during this book but some parts were quite funny. I found this to be one of Moore's better novels.
Date published: 2008-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Melanesian madness Fantastic entertainment. One of Chris Moore's best efforts.
Date published: 2008-04-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from South Seas Anyone? How about a weekend in the south Pacific ... with a talking bat, Roberto? There's a mystery here that you will love solving ...
Date published: 2008-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best of Moore I've read all of Christopher Moore's books, and while I've loved them all this one is my absolute favourite. Maybe it's because this was the first of Moore's books that I read, but the entire story just blew me away. The story is so engrossing, the characters so vivid, that you really can't put this book down. I would recommend it to anyone looking to read for the pure enjoyment ... this story may not lead to any great intellectual conversations, but it will certainly make you laugh and remind you how much fun a good book can be.
Date published: 2006-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Absolutely one of the funniest authors I've read i Christopher Moore has one of the darkest senses of humor in an author that I have ever read. Sequined Love Nun is very witty with a twist. Really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to reading the rest of Christopher's books.
Date published: 2006-06-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great escape... I just finished reading this book and it was a joy! Funny, with no holds barred, it was a great weekend escape book. Full of intrigue, mystery and harrowing escapes, it kept me riveted until the end. A thoroughly good read!!
Date published: 2004-11-15

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"Takes readers on a joy ride ... Island feels lighter than air as it rushes by, delighting and terrifying us." (Columbus Dispatch)