Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Island of the Sequined Love Nun

The Island of the Sequined Love Nun
by Christopher Moore

The characters: Tucker Case, an airplane pilot, who grew up in Ellsinore, California. His father was owner of the Denmark Silverware Corporation, then he died and Tuck's mother married his uncle. Tuck works for Mary Jean Make-Up and flies a pink jet. Mary Jean Dobbins, an entrepreneur who packs a .38 caliber gold-plated Lady Smith automatic in her purse. The High Priestess of the Shark People lives on an island in the Pacific. She wears silk stockings and eats Cheetoes. Beth Curtis, the priestess's alter ego. Beth is married to Dr. Sebastian Curtis, a missionary. Ever since World War II, the islanders have worshiped airplanes (a religion known as a cargo cult). Beth often dresses like a figure painted on a B-26 bomber in 1944. She wears red pumps and a scarf around her waist--and very little else. She and Sebastian hire Tuck. A native islander who rescues Tuck after a typhoon; he's saving Tuck for later: "Yum." A fruit bat named Roberto. This effort by Moore maintains his wild and wacky status. -- recommended by Rianne S. - Bennett Martin Public Library

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