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Practical Demonkeeping: A Comedy of Horrors

2 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Christopher Moore

A people-eating demon threatens a sleepy California resort town in Moore's offbeat, witty debut.  Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Author: Christopher Moore
Publisher: Perennial
2 reviews about Practical Demonkeeping: A Comedy of Horrors
review by . October 09, 2003
This book isn't exactly laugh-out-loud funny. Too many people are devoured by the demon for it to be tongue-in-cheek...unless it's the demon's cheek and our tongue we're talking about here. However, "Practical Demonkeeping" is witty, shading into heavily ironic. It is blackly humorous as in the scene where the demon coughed, "...and a red spiked heel shot out of his mouth and bounced off the windshield, spattering the glass with hellish spit."You might guess that the red high heel once belonged …
review by . October 23, 2002
The jacket copy on this first novel says that it has already been "bought by Hollywood Pictures for Disney Studios." Which doesn't necessarily mean that you'll see a movie of this anytime soon, given Hollywood's tendancy to buy more than they produce. But it is interesting to think of Disney making a film in which a Demon eats people. Again, that isn't to say that this wouldn't make a good film, although I thought the best aspects here were things that wouldn't translate well. There is, however, …
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