La psiquiatra de Pine Cove ha decidido sustituir los antidepresivos que administraba a todos sus pacientes por placebos, as? que naturalmente, o m?s bien artificialmente, la clientela del club de blues local se ha disparado. El problema es que la melanc?lica m?sica tambi?n ha atra?do a Steve, una gigantesca bestia marina con cierta obsesi?n por los camiones de combustible. De pronto, la taciturna Pine Cove ha dado rienda suelta a su libido y una misteriosa ola de cr?menes asola la ciudad. El agente de polic?a ...
La psiquiatra de Pine Cove ha decidido sustituir los antidepresivos que administraba a todos sus pacientes por placebos, así que naturalmente, o más bien artificialmente, la clientela del club de blues local se ha disparado. El problema es que la melancólica música también ha atraído a Steve, una gigantesca bestia marina con cierta obsesión por los camiones de combustible. De pronto, la taciturna Pine Cove ha dado rienda suelta a su libido y una misteriosa ola de crímenes asola la ciudad. El agente de policía Theophilus Crowe tendrá que mantener a raya sus más bajos instintos para descubrir qué está ocurriendo y si hay algún modo de detenerlo.
With a body of work that boasts some of the most outlandish plots and outrageous characters ever to make it onto the printed page, Christopher Moore is rapidly making a name for himself as the clown prince of contemporary fiction. It may be a dirty job, but Moore is more than up to the task.
A 100-year-old ex-seminarian and a demon set off together on a psychotic road trip...
Christ's wisecracking childhood pal is brought back from the dead to chronicle the Messiah's "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, 1992's 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 rogue's 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 1995's Bloodsucking Fiends are revived (literally) for the 2007 sequel You Suck -- which also incorporates plot points from 2006's 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 man's 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.
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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 he'd like to try riding an elephant.
One of the most memorably weird moments in Moore's 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 Moore's own experiences bowling with frozen turkeys while working the late shift at a grocery store.