Thursday, August 13, 2009

Book 47 of 52 -- Christopher Moore's Coyote Blue

Christopher Moore has a knack for combining humor, horror and heart in varying but always synergistic proportions.

In this, what I consider one of his best books, the humor and heart tend to dominate.

You'll learn about modern Native American life, get a peek into the secrets of the insurance industry, and remember what it was like to fall in love for the first time.

Sam Hunter, an insurance salesman running away from a horrible but justified crime he committed in his youth, is chased down by Coyote, a common Native American folklore figure.

He seems to ruin Sam's life, but the plot twists and turns several times before the big finish.

Moore takes a few swipes at bikers, druggies, and Southern California in general before it's all over.

You'll laugh out loud, alright, but you may wipe a few tears away too.

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