CoyoteBlue might not be Moore's best work, but it's still entertaining. If you want a tremendously funny book by Moore, grab Lamb - best book to knock the blues right out of you.
Expected a bit more
Short and sweet...I picked up the book because I have heard so much about Christopher Moore and how funny his books are. Well when I was first reading this I wasnt all that into it, but I forced myself to continue to read it. I kept getting annoyed at all the stuff that happened to Sam and hoped that it would change.
There were a few ha ha points, but I was definitley set up in thinking it would be reading something funny. Although after I got out of the first section I was a little less annoyed with Coyote
Clever and interesting and entertaining and funny. However, I shouldn't have read the author's _Lamb_ first, because it set the bar really high. Now, the books of his that I have read all have yet to meet that bar, although they are of an above average quality for light entertainment.
Moore lacks something though, and I can't place it. His style is somewhere between Vonnegut and Tom Robbins. Instead of being a synthesis of these two writers (who I enjoy), he feels vaguely like a degenerative version of them.
Loved the satire in this book. Coyote exhasperates the main character throughout the entire book. The ending, though, I thought a bit too tidy, and unrealistic, but then again, a coyote who comes to life as a spirit guide is pretty unrealistic anyway.