Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore

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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.


About Christopher Moore

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Christopher Moore is the author of twelve previous novels: Practical Demonkeeping, Coyote Blue, Bloodsucking Fiends, Island of the Sequined Love Nun, The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove, Lamb, Fluke, The Stupidest Angel, A Dirty Job, You Suck, Fool, and Bite Me. He lives in San Francisco, California.
Published March 17, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 339 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Case washes up half dead on Alualu to find that its primitive, former cannibal inhabitants, who call themselves the Shark People, have been enslaved by a silly cargo cult involving Dr. Curtis and his trashy sexpot wife (the sequined love nun of the title), who are selling the organs of Shark Peop...

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Fleeing a civil suit, Tuck takes a job with a ""missionary"" couple on a tiny Micronesian island where the natives worship the memory of an American WWII bomber pilot who once visited their island in his plane, The Sky Priestess, and founded a ""cargo cult"" revolving around American products.

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Of course in his travels to get to the island Tucker has run into a fruit bat named Renaldo who wears aviator shades and speaks Filipino, his cross-dressing owner Kimi, Victor the ghost of a bomber pilot from World War Two who is worshipped as a God by the Shark people of the small atoll Alualu, ...

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Despite a variety of indications that Curtis and Beth are not representatives of Vincent (Beth can even walk unmolested among them as a normal woman when she is not wearing her Sky Priestess outfit), the faith of the islanders has them believing in the religion which has grown up around Vincent.

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He accepts a job to fly medical supplies from a Micronesian island to mainland Japan, and stumbles across a weird cult, a doctor-come-missionary and his schizoid wife, the ghost of a long dead WWII flyer, and a role for himself as an unlikely prophet.

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