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Practical Demonkeeping

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In Christopher Moore's ingenious debut novel, we meet one of the most memorably mismatched pairs in the annals of literature. The good-looking one is ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 3.667
GothicSidhe

Unfunny and Unpleasant

by GothicSidhe on Jan 29, 2011

This book was awful! I thought it was supposed to at least have a humorous edge to it, but instead it was unfunny, the characters were immensely unlikeable, and the ending was quite unsatisfactory. I regret wasting my time on it. It seems most of the other reviewers have read other books by this author, but I have not, and now have no wish to. Honestly, I'm not one of those people who demands that their protagonist be a paragon of perfection, but I'd at least like ONE of the characters I'm reading about to be marginally (or, preferrably, mostly) likeable! I get that this work is pretty much about obliquely mocking and criticizing every faith and belief structure that gets mentioned, but please! If I wanted to read a work dealing with the supernatural, deeply flawed protagonists, and one where every character gets drunk all the time, I'd pull out some Poppy Z. Brite and have a much better read. It would probably be a good deal funnier, too!

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AndreaWarren

hilarious!

by AndreaWarren on Dec 18, 2010

As always, Mr. Moore keeps me laughing--I think I have read everything he has ever written!

RozHerk

book one is #1

by RozHerk on Jun 9, 2007

sick? jaded? morbidly curious??? this is the book for you! chris moore bursts onto the scene with his debut novel, "practical demonkeeping". the story of a boy and his demon... classic, right? youve heard it a hundered times before but never like this! christopher moore tells his story in vignettes that are like potato chips, you cant just read one! this is a must-have that you wont be able to put down until its done! i finished it in 4 days! hilarity, excitement, and more sexy adventures... christopher moore has struck gold and its time for us readers to shake that cash cow!

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