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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages, 1 map
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 07/09/2006
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9781841494500
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Review by SonicQuack
In a world full of books which make us smile, here's a twisted tale that had me chuckling, suppressing giggles and admiring a level of wit and wackiness rarely seen. Christopher Moore has a talent for taking a normal guy, albeit one with low moral values, and bending bad luck around them. Love Nun, although bordering on farce at times, is so slick you are tugged along with the story, the lunacy is so integral to the tale it could be misplaced for normalcy. It centres around a cargo cult and a mysterious missionary doctor who needs a pilot for his brand new Lear jet. Curious how a missionary doctor has a Lear jet... Even more curious is why he wants our central character, since he's banned from flying for having relations with a hooker, whilst flying, and then whilst crashing. So, if you want a mystery book, that is cleverly plotted, filled with sharp humour, which is bold and shows no fear, then grab Love Nun now. A masterpiece.
Review by pussreboots
Island of the Sequined Love Nun is an enjoyable and quick read but Moore's story telling skills are rougher than his later books. There were a few times when I had to go back to reread a page or two when the plot went in a direction I wasn't expecting or a description didn't make sense the first time. My favorite character has to be Roberto the talking bat. He is a classic Moore character.