Practical Demonkeeping

Practical Demonkeeping

II Practical demonkeeping. PS3563.0594P73 1992 813'.54—dc20 ISBN 0380816555 (pbk.) ISBN 0060735422 (reissue) 10 9 8 7 About the Publisher Australia HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty. Ltd. 25.

Author: Christopher Moore

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780061802638

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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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 one-hundred-year-old ex-seminarian and "roads" scholar Travis O'Hearn. The green one is Catch, a demon with a nasty habit of eating most of the people he meets. Behind the fake Tudor façade of Pine Cove, California, Catch sees a four-star buffet. Travis, on the other hand, thinks he sees a way of ridding himself of his toothy traveling companion. The winos, neo-pagans, and deadbeat Lotharios of Pine Cove, meanwhile, have other ideas. And none of them is quite prepared when all hell breaks loose.
Categories: Fiction

Bloodsucking Fiends

Bloodsucking Fiends

PRACTICAL. DEMONKEEPING. Christopher. Moore. 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 one-hundred-year-old exseminarian and ...

Author: Christopher Moore

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748114450

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Jody never asked to become a vampire. But when she wakes up under an alley Dumpster with a badly burned arm, an aching neck, superhuman strength, and a distinctly Nosferatuan thirst, she realises the decision has been made for her. Making the transition from the nine-to-five grind to an eternity of nocturnal prowlings is going to take some doing, however, and that's where C. Thomas Flood fits in. A would-be Kerouac from Incontinence, Indiana, Tommy (to his friends) is biding his time night-clerking and frozen turkey bowling in a San Francisco Safeway. But all that changes when a beautiful, undead redhead walks through the door ... and proceeds to rock Tommy's life - and afterlife - in ways he never imagined possible.
Categories: Fiction

The Complete Idiot s Guide to the Ultimate Reading List

The Complete Idiot s Guide to the Ultimate Reading List

... A Plainsong Plot Against America Pompeii Possession Post Mortem Power, Freedom, and Grace: Living from the Source of Lasting Happiness Practical Demonkeeping Practical Magic Prayer for the Dying, A Presumed Innocent Primary Justice ...

Author: John Charles

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241882672

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 293

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"Great reads for busy people." This is a guide to help busy people find great reads in fiction and non-fiction. Filled with recommendations of popular, entertaining reading, this book covers mystery and suspense, romance, womenas fiction and chick lit, westerns, science fiction, such nonfiction topics as animals, art, biography, memoirs, business, true crime, and more. Plus, each entry includes a summary of the book, its significance, and a critique/observation/comment.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Something to Talk About

Something to Talk About

67; Match Me If You Can, 86—87; Plain Heathen Mischief, 65; Practical Demonkeeping: A Comedy ofHorrors, 65—66; The Rich Part of Life, 68; Sister Betty! God's Calling You, Again! 64; The Trouble with Valentine's Day, ...

Author: Ann-Marie Cyr

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9781461671251

Category: Education

Page: 134

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This is the first book to focus solely on booktalking to adults. Here is an instruction manual and a material sourcebook in one; providing the reader with both step-by-step instructions on how to write a booktalk and 88 samples to use when creating a booktalk program for an adult audience.
Categories: Education

Novelistic Inquiries into the Mind

Novelistic Inquiries into the Mind

Practical Demonkeeping. London: St. Martin's Press. —. 2002. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal. New York: William Morrow and Company. Neumann, Erich. 1973. The Origins and History of Consciousness. 3rd edition.

Author: Grzegorz Maziarczyk

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443814096

Category:

Page: 205

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Novelistic Inquiries into the Mind traces the multiple relations between the mind and the contemporary novel. The contributors here examine various types of narrative fiction, ranging from the postmodern novels of J. M. Coetzee and Ian McEwan through the experimental prose of Leslie Scalapino to the popular fiction of James Dashner and Christopher Moore. On the one hand, they investigate novelistic representations of various mind-related issues, including different states of consciousness, Alzheimer’s disease, thought experiments and formation of the self. On the other, by analysing and evaluating in these contexts such narrative devices as unreliable narration, development of conceptual networks or multimodal integration of verbal and non-verbal semiotic resources, they exemplify the multiplicity of techniques whereby the novel can explore the intricacies of mental processes. Taken together, the essays collected here demonstrate the potential of the novel as genre for representing the mind. In its exploration of the problems involved in the linguistic construction of reality, the cognitive function of art and the uncertain status of consciousness, the contemporary novel thus reflects the mind’s urge to understand itself, as well as possible meanings of its own perceptions, creations and projections.
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Moon Santa Barbara the Central Coast

Moon Santa Barbara   the Central Coast

Practical Demonkeeping. New York: William Morrow Publishing, 2004. Christopher Moore's debut comic novel finds a man keeping a demon in a quirky California coast town called Pine Cove, actually a stand-in for Cambria.

Author: Stuart Thornton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781612387130

Category: Travel

Page: 588

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Travel writer Stuart Thornton introduces you to the best of Santa Barbara and California's Central Coast, from Santa Barbara's stunning Spanish architecture to Ventura's treasure-filled thrift shops. A longtime resident of the Central Coast, Thornton has plenty of unique trip strategies to offer, as well as helpful tips on the best beaches, cheap eats, campgrounds, and more. Complete with inside information on enjoying the California Avocado Festival, sipping wine at the 16 wine tasting rooms on the Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail, and catching some rays on Pismo Beach, Moon Santa Barbara & the Central Coast gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience. This ebook and its features are best experienced on iOS or Android devices and the Kindle Fire.
Categories: Travel

The Stupidest Angel

The Stupidest Angel

'We had a fight yesterday at the grocery store in front of a dozen people. I had the motive, the opportunity, and the means—' She pointed to the shovel. 'Everyone will think I killed him.' By Christopher Moore Practical Demonkeeping ...

Author: Christopher Moore

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748114429

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Twas the night (okay, more like the week) before Christmas and little Joshua Barker is in desperate need of a Christmas miracle. Josh is sure he saw Santa take a shovel to the head and now the seven year old has only one prayer: Please Santa, come back from the dead! But coming to Earth, seeking a small child whose wish needs granting, is none other than Archangel Raziel. Unfortunately, he's not sporting the brightest halo in the bunch and before you can say 'Kris Kringle,' he's botched his sacred mission and sent the residents of Pine Cove headlong into Christmas chaos, culminating in the most hilarious and horrifying holiday party the town has ever seen.
Categories: Fiction

You Suck

You Suck

... “[Christopher Moore] uses absurdity to make you focus on reality . . . hes streets beyond anyone else writing this genre at the moment' The Bookbag BY CHRISTOPHER MOORE Practical Demonkeeping Coyote Blue Bloodsucking Fiends Island.

Author: Christopher Moore

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748114504

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Being undead sucks. Literally. Just ask C. Thomas Flood. Waking up after a fantastic night unlike anything he's ever experienced, he discovers that his girlfriend, Jody, is a vampire. And surprise! Now he's one, too. For some couples, the whole biting-and-blood thing would have been a deal breaker. But Tommy and Jody are in love, and they vow to work through their issues. But word has it that the vampire who initially nibbled on Jody wasn't supposed to be recruiting. Even worse, Tommy's erstwhile turkey-bowling pals are out to get him, at the urging of a blue-dyed Las Vegas call girl named (duh) Blue. And that really sucks.
Categories: Fiction

Fluke

Fluke

By Christopher Moore Practical Demonkeeping Coyote Blue Bloodsucking Fiends Island of the Sequined Love Nun The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove Lamb Fluke Look out for A Dirty Job Fluke CHRISTOPHER MOORE Hachette Digital ...

Author: Christopher Moore

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748114412

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Just why do humpback whales sing? That's the question that has marine biologist Nate Quinn and his crew poking, charting, recording and photographing very big, wet, gray marine mammals. That is, until the extraordinary day when a whale lifts its tail into the air to display a cryptic message spelled out in foot-high letters: BITE ME. Trouble is, Nate's beginning to wonder if he hasn't spent just a little too much time in the sun. 'Cause no one else saw a thing- not his longtime partner, Clay Demodocus; not their saucy young research assistant; not even the spliff-puffing white-boy Rastaman Kona (ne Preston Applebaum). But later, when a roll of film returns from the lab missing the crucial tail shot- and his research facility is trashed- Nate realizes something very fishy indeed is going on.
Categories: Fiction

The Lust Lizard Of Melancholy Cove

The Lust Lizard Of Melancholy Cove

By Christopher Moore Practical Demonkeeping Coyote Blue Bloodsucking Fiends Island of the Sequined Love Nun The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove Look out for: Lamb The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove CHRISTOPHER MOORE Hachette Digital.

Author: Christopher Moore

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748114474

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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The town psychiatrist has decided to switch everybody in Pine Cove, California, from their normal antidepressants to placebos, so naturally - well, to be accurate, artificially - business is booming at the local blues bar. Trouble is, those lonely slide-guitar notes have also attracted a colossal sea beast named Steve with, shall we say, a thing for explosive oil tanker trucks. Suddenly, morose Pine Cove turns libidinous and is hit by a mysterious crime wave. A beleaguered constable has to fight off his own gonzo appetites to find out what's wrong and what, if anything, to do about it.
Categories: Fiction