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Christopher Moore Books In Order

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Publication Order of Pine Cove Books

Practical Demonkeeping (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stupidest Angel (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bloodsucking Fiends/Love Story Books

Bloodsucking Fiends (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You Suck: A Love Story (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bite Me: A Love Story (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Grim Reaper Books

A Dirty Job (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secondhand Souls (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Fool Books

Fool (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Serpent of Venice (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shakespeare for Squirrels (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sammy and the Cheese Books

Noir (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Razzmatazz (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Coyote Blue (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Island of the Sequined Love Nun (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lamb (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fluke (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sacre Bleu (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

The Griff (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Death by Chocolate(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Christopher Moore is an American writer of comic and horror fantasy genre. Christopher Moore is the author of 15 novels, including the worldwide best-sellers Lamb, You suck and A Dirty Job. Christopher was born on 1st January 1957 in Toledo, Ohio and was raised in Mansfield, Ohio. His dad was a high-way patrolman and his mom marketed major home appliances at a departmental store. He went to Ohio State University and the Brooks Photography Institute in Santa Barbara. He went to live in California when he was 19 yrs old and resided in the Central Coast till 2003. Since June 2006, Moore continues to be living in San Francisco, over time on the Kauai Island of Hawaii.

Christopher Moore’s interests

Prior to publishing his very first novel, he previously worked as a roofer in a roofing company, as a grocery store clerk, as a hotel night time auditor, as an insurance agent, as a waiter, as a professional photographer, and as a rock ‘n roll DJ. Chris has drawn on almost all of these work experiences to build the characters in his novels and stories. Chris when not busy in writing, in his leisure, enjoys sea kayaking, deep-sea diving, digital photography, and painting portrays with oils and acrylics.

Christopher Moore’s turn-ons are scuba and deep ocean, hippo and elephant polo, and the talking animal creatures on the TV. His turn-offs are heavy traffic, salmonella and mean individuals. Chris relishes cheese crackers, otter scrubbing up and acid jazz. He lives in a hard-to-get-at island castle in the Off-shore.

Moore’s Inspirations

As a young child he believes he was inspired by Ray Bradbury and Jules Verne. It was in Ray’s novels that he initially recognized that there seemed to be a craftsman behind the storyline, making every little thing work. That’s when he was at his 6th grade. Afterwards he was motivated by horror story authors like Richard Matheson and Robert Bloch after which as he was on his journey to executing what he is doing now. In his 20s, he was inspired by Tom Robbins, Kurt Vonnegut and Douglas Adams, all three of them were creating humorous books and getting away by it, and that is what he desired to accomplish.

Christopher Moore loves John Steinbeck’s work, but that is based upon his comic work, not really much the serious issues that he is more famous for. Steinbeck published about problematic people with great fondness and forgiveness. Christopher aspires to that particular thing in his very own work.

All the characters in Chris’s novels are generally created from something he read before. Maybe it’s a just a single sentence in a newspaper article or magazine content that commences an entire book. Ideas are inexpensive and easy. Telling a great story after we get an idea is difficult.
As his dad were a state patrolman and policeman, and a terrible day at work for him frequently involved dragging dead and wounded people from burning cars and trucks. One has to cultivate a dark humorousness to cope with that kind of scenario as a self defense for his peace of mind. Christopher believes that his dad’s sense of humor applied on him to some degree.

As an only child, Moore figured out to entertain himself with his creativity. He cherished reading as a kid, and his dad brought him a good amount of books from the library each week. He began writing at age of 12, and recognized that this was his expertise when he was 16, and he did start to think about making it as his career and going professional. It got him till his early 30’s before anybody would in fact pay him to write.

His creations

Practical Demonkeeping is Christopher Moore’s very first novel released in 1992. It relates to a demon from the hell and about his master. This novel have been translated and released in Italian, German, Japanese, Russian and Portuguese languages. The plot synopsis is that Travis was born in 1900, but he has not older since 1919, while he by accident called up a devil from hell called Catch as his servant, possibly forever. From the time, Travis has been looking to get rid of Catch, but he is not able to do so as he has misplaced the repository of the essential incantations. He traces their location to a imaginary town known as Pine Cove, alongside Big Sur coastline, where he feels the lady he gave those may be living. Interactions with the town people and with djinn, which is going after Catch, develop significant complications.

Coyote Blue is the next novel by Christopher Moore, which was published in 1994.The plot concerns a salesperson in Santa Barbara, California, called Sam Hunter who, as a teen, fled his house when he was active in the demise of a law officer. The novel starts when the grownup Sam has his life flipped upside down by Coyote, the historic Native American trickster god.

With the possible exclusions of Fool, Sacre Bleu and The Serpent of Venice all his stories happen in the exact same galaxy and characters seem interchangeably from book to book. As outlined by his interview in the Writer’s Digest issue in 2007, the film legal rights to Moore’s very first novel, Practical Demonkeeping, had been bought by Disney before the novel had a publisher. In response to repetitive questions from followers through the years, Moore mentioned that all of his books are already optioned or distributed for films, but which up to now none seem to be in a danger of being converted into a movie. IMDB lists a movie version of The Stupidest Angel was presumably organized for an Oct 2013 launch, even though author declines this claim.

His several novels were selected for Good reads Choice Awards Best Fiction and also for Good reads Choice Awards Best Cover Art. Whilst his work is usually fantasy, it is comical and irreverent instead of serious. Christopher’s books are extremely creative and interesting, and that’s why readers enjoy reading them as Moore’s books typically entail conflicted every man characters having difficulties through a supernatural or an extra-ordinary scenarios.

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3 Responses to “Christopher Moore”

  1. Patty Henshaw: 5 months ago

    I have read all his books but the last 2. Enjoyed them all. I even have the special edition Lamb that looks like a bible. Lamb, Fool, The Stupidest Angel and Dirty job are on the top of my list but all are wonderful in their own way. Thank you Mr. Moore for the wonderful entertainment!

  2. Frederdickton Youstretch: 11 months ago

    Wow i love all these books. I had a thorough read of most of them and was fully into the story. Would recommend to family and friends.

  3. Sheila gagne': 2 years ago

    Just finished reading “Lamb” my first Christopher Moore book. It was very funny, I found myself laughing out loud. Looking forward to more readings soon.
    Thank you.


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