Practical Demonkeeping

Practical Demonkeeping : Book 1: Pine Cove Series

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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 facade 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 travelling 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 133 x 201 x 19mm | 202g
  • Orbit
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 184149447X
  • 9781841494470
  • 167,265

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Wickedly funny * Waterstone's Books Quarterly * Christopher Moore is a very sick man, in the very best sense of the word * Carl Hiaasen, * Humour that seamlessly blends lunacy with larceny ... habit forming zaniness * USA Today * Moore is endlessly inventive ... This cetacean picaresque is no fluke - it is a sure winner * Publishers Weekly *
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About Christopher Moore

Christopher Moore began writing at the age of six and became the oldest known child prodigy when, in his early thirties, he published his first novel. Chris enjoys cheese crackers, acid jazz, and otter scrubbing and lives in an inaccessible island fortress in the Pacific.
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