Island of the Sequined Love Nun

by Christopher Moore | Humor |
ISBN: 0060735449 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingperryfranwing of Elk Grove, California USA on 5/19/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by wingperryfranwing from Elk Grove, California USA on Saturday, May 19, 2012
Island of the Sequined Love Nun
Author: Christopher Moore
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.

Journal Entry 2 by wingperryfranwing at Elk Grove, California USA on Saturday, September 21, 2019
I have read a few of Moore's other novels and they are always humorous and over the top. This one was no exception with many instances of laugh out loud funny moments. Tucker Case makes a living by piloting a pink jet for his boss, Mary Jean, who owns a pyramidal cosmetics company. But then on the urging of a prostitute he picks up in a bar, he takes the plane on an unauthorized flight so the girl can be a member of the "mile high" club. Tucker is drunk and the result is a crash which demolishes the plane and almost turns Tucker into a eunuch! Well Tucker is now on the lam and accepts an offer from a purported missionary to pilot a Lear jet to get medical supplies on a remote island in the Pacific named Alualu. On the way to the island, Tucker meets a cross-dressing Filipino navigator, Kimi, and his pet fruit bat that wears sunglasses and also talks. Upon arrival on the island he and Kimi are captured and almost eaten by the local cannibal. Then after getting loose, he meets his employer who is really not the missionary as advertised. He and wife have the island population under their spell with the wife pretending to be the "Sky Priestess" of the "cargo cult" -- the religion practiced by the natives. Tucker also meets up with the ghost of a WWII aviator who helps guide him on this misadventure. So what is really going on with the missionary and his wife and how are they able to get so much money to fund their activities on the island and to buy a Lear jet? And why does the couple have machine-gun carrying Japanese "ninjas" guarding the compound?

This was a really enjoyable read and I'm looking forward to more by Moore. I have a few of his other novels on my TBR stack that I hope to get to soon.

Journal Entry 3 by wingperryfranwing at Wishlist RABCK, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, September 21, 2019

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Journal Entry 4 by adrienne10 at Seattle, Washington USA on Saturday, September 28, 2019
Thank you for this wishlist book in the wishlist tag game! I look forward to reading it.

Journal Entry 5 by adrienne10 at Seattle, Washington USA on Thursday, May 16, 2024
Pulled this off of my physical Mt. TBR to read this year. I enjoyed the absurdity and humor of Moore in a SFF/H genre back in the day. But goodness this does not hold up over time. I really should have read his books when I initially wanted to.

I'll find a different home for this book.

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