Thursday, July 17, 2008

Island of the Sequined Love Nun

Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore

Tucker Case is a screw-up. When he destroys his company's jet while accompanied by a prostitute who wants to join the mile high club, he has to leave the United States and quickly.

He ends up in Micronesia hired to fly a brand new Lear jet for some Missionaries. How did he figure they could ever afford a jet? To get to the job, he misses the boat and ends up in a small boat with a cross-dressing navigator and a pet fruit bat. The navigator does not even consider checking weather forecasts and they are in a typhoon. By good luck, Tuck lands on the correct island but is almost dinner for an elderly member of the natives who inhabit the island.

I loved the book. It was outrageously funny and completely off the wall. A very entertaining read

First Line: "Tucker Case awoke to find himself hanging from a breadfruit tree by a coconut fiber rope."




Candy said...

This is one of the best Moore books I've read. It's so far into the "What the...?" path that it's hilarious. I keep meaning to pick it up on audio. :)

Dana said...

I agree that best Moore book I have read so far. The audio would be laugh out loud material

Stephanie said...

I've heard such good things about this author. Thanks for sharing your review!

Candy said...

@dana And darn it, it's not on Audible. I'll have to keep checking... My husband, not a Moore fan, and I listened to A Dirty Job on audio over the course of a month while he was making dinner and I was working (I work in the dinette) and he just loved it on audio as well.