Island of the Sequined Love Nun

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9780061770630: Island of the Sequined Love Nun

Take a wonderfully crazed excursion into the demented heart of a tropical paradise - a world of cargo cults, cannibals, mad scientists, ninjas, and talking fruit bats. Our bumbling hero is Tucker Case, a hopeless geek trapped in a cool guy's body, who makes a living as a pilot for the Mary Jean Cosmetics Corporation. But when he demolishes his boss's pink plane during a drunken airborne liaison, Tuck must run for his life from Mary Jean's goons.

Now there's only one employment opportunity left for him: piloting shady secret missions for an unscrupulous medical missionary and a sexy blond high priestess on the remotest of Micronesian hells.

Here is a brazen, ingenious, irreverent, and wickedly funny novel from a modern master of the outrageous.

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Praise for Christopher Moore: '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

From the Author:

If want to get the flavor of a place, you have to go there.
I spent a month in Micronesia researching this book, and mostof the time I was chagrined, shocked and just plain uncomfortable. It's one thing to watch guys on National Geographic living with the natives, it's quite another to do it yourself. Living simply, on a tropical Island, with no running water, bathroom facilities, electricity, or, for that matter, chairs, might seem like a dream to a lot of people. My advice is to keep it in the dream realm -- don't try it. The first time you awake from your comfortable bed on the dirt to find hermit crabs crawling all over you, the dream tarnishes a bit. Still, the people there were very kind, and very funny, and I think the book reflects that.. The main character, Tucker Case, is a just a geek in a cool guy's body. He's attractive to women, but he doesn't quite get why. I thought, what better guy to put on a tropical island with a mad doctor, a crazed sex goddess, a Filipeno transvestite navigator and a talking fruit bat. Seemd perfectly logical to me.

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