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... show more
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.
Publish date: May 25th 2004
Pages no: 243
Edition language: English
Series: Pine Cove (#1)
Pinie Cove, ein kleines Örtchen, das nicht viel zu bieten hat. Wenig Einwohner, wenig Action... Bis eines Tages nachts alles verrücktspielt! Die Hunde bellen die ganze Nacht, seltsame Dinge geschehen und keiner weiss warum. Schuld sind ein Dämon und ein Dschinn. Der Dämon will sich von seinem Meis...
3.5 stars. Check out the audio book if you can. The demon sounds just like Cookie Monster and that alone kept me laughing through this one. It isn't the masterpiece that is [b:Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal|28881|Lamb The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal...
A mix of horror and humor about a ravening demon, Catch, trying to free himself, his demonkeeper, Travis, trying to keep him from eating (people) too much, a djinn trying to send the demon back to hell and quirky inhabitants of Pine Cove, California who find themselves involved when the demon comes ...
Travis has a problem and it's a demon. He summoned Catch and Catch has been making his life a misery for almost a century. Travis wants to get rid of catch but he's not sure how to do this. They wind up in Pine Cove, California. Here they both have plans for the future, but with Catch's appetite...
This was supposed to be a mix of horror and humor but the whole thing fell a bit flat for me. I've enjoyed the author's work before but this, his first novel, just did not really come together. Listened to the audio version which was read by Oliver Wyman who did a great job and kept me listening.