A few words about book's author
Christopher Moore is the author of thirteen previous novels, including Lamb, The Stupidest Angel, Fool, Sacré Bleu, and A Dirty Job. He lives in San Francisco, California.
A 100-year-old ex-seminarian and a demon set off together on a psychotic road trip... Christs wisecracking childhood pal is brought back from the dead to chronicle the Messiahs missing years... A mild-mannered thrift shop owner takes a job harvesting souls for the Grim Reaper... Whence come these wonderfully weird scenarios? From the fertile imagination of Christopher Moore, a cheerfully demented writer whose absurdist fiction has earned him comparisons to master satirists like Kurt Vonnegut, Terry Pratchett, and Douglas Adams. Ever since his ingenious debut, 1992s Practical Demonkeeping, Moore has attracted an avid cult following. But, over the years, as his stories have become more multi-dimensional and his characters more morally complex, his fan base has expanded to include legions of enthusiastic general readers and appreciative critics. Asked where his colorful characters come from, Moore points to his checkered job resume. Before becoming a writer, he worked at various times as a grocery clerk, an insurance broker, a waiter, a roofer, a photographer, and a DJ — experiences he has mined for a veritable rogues gallery of unforgettable fictional creations. Moreover, to the delight of hardcore fans, characters from one novel often resurface in another. For example, the lovesick teen vampires introduced in 1995s Bloodsucking Fiends are revived (literally) for the 2007 sequel You Suck — which also incorporates plot points from 2006s A Dirty Job. For a writer of satirical fantasy, Moore is a surprisingly scrupulous researcher. In pursuit of realistic details to ground his fiction, he has been known to immerse himself in marine biology, death rituals, Biblical scholarship, and Goth culture. He has been dubbed the thinking mans Dave Barry by none other than The Onion, a publication with a particular appreciation of smart humor. As for story ideas, Moore elaborates on his website: Usually they come from something I read. It could be a single sentence in a magazine article that kicks off a whole book. Ideas are cheap and easy. Telling a good story once you get an idea is hard. Perhaps. But, to judge from his continued presence on the bestseller lists, Chris Moore appears to have mastered the art.
Good To Know
In researching his wild tales, Moore has done everything from taking excursions to the South Pacific to diving with whales. So what is left for the author to tackle? He says hed like to try riding an elephant. One of the most memorably weird moments in Moores body of work is no fictional invention. The scene in Bloodsucking Fiendswhere the late-night crew of a grocery store bowls with frozen turkeys is based on Moores own experiences bowling with frozen turkeys while working the late shift at a grocery store.