Okay for years, I have been operating under the notion that Christopher Moore is a comedic genius and one of the best writers in America and this knowledge has served me very well.
In case you don't know who Christopher Moore is I'll save you the time and give you this google search.
I won't go as far as say he has picked up where Douglas Adams left off, but it would not be completely out of line either. His characters jump right off the page and slap you in the face. They are so real and so vivid, I swear I can smell their breath. One might say that he puts them in impossible situations, but they do it to themselves.
If you haven't read any of his books, please consider reading "A Dirty Job," trust me, you will not be sorry. I recommend this one, because he has written a sequel due out in August that I'm drooling for, called Secondhand Souls.
To say I devoured this book would be an understatement. I find it funny how truly few people have discovered his books. I speak to authors, who also dabble in the campy humorous tale and I always ask if they've read Mr. Moore, they always say no!
This madness must stop!
To date, I have read:
(Not in any particular order)
The Stupidest Angel
A Dirty Job
Bloodsucking Fiends (First in a trilogy of Vampire novels)
You Suck (Second in a trilogy of Vampire novels)
Bite Me (Third in a trilogy of Vampire novels)
The Lust Lizard of Meloncholy Cove (A personal favorite)
I have absolutely loved each every one of these books. I cannot recommend them more. If you love reading rich stories, with inventive characters and situations, you have to read his books.
You can also follow him on twitter, @TheAuthorGuy. I enjoy his posts there, as well.
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