May 29, 2013
Island of the Sequined Love Nun, by Christopher Moore
I wish I could say I liked this book more, since it's by one of my favorite authors, but it left me feeling rather indifferent. There were flashes of the hilarity and vulgarity that made me love "Lamb" and "Fool," but unlike those books, I never laughed out loud once. Sure, the story is great, and I do think the idea is pretty brilliant. But maybe it's just too much of a traditional "bad boy turned good" story to catch my interest the way Moore's other books have. I can't give away much of the plot without ruining it, and it really did have a great, feel-good ending, I just wish there had been more Moore-iness to enjoy.