Christopher Moore

  • Il se passe quelque chose dans la morne station balnéaire de Melancholy Cove. On y trouve, pour un cocktail détonant, un flic qui se console de l'être en tirant sur des joints, une schizophrène ex-actrice de films de série Z postapocalyptiques réfugiée dans une caravane, un joueur de blues poursuivi par un monstre marin dont il a tué le petit quarante années plus tôt, une psy qui ne donne plus à ses malades que des placebos, un pharmacien lubrique ne rêvant que d'accouplements avec des dauphins, une femme qui se pend, des gens qui disparaissent.
    Une seule certitude : tous ont la libido qui explose. Tous sans le savoir sont sous le signe du lézard.

  • L'agneau

    Christopher Moore

    L'ange Gabriel était bien tranquille dans ses nuages à faire le ménage de ses fourreaux d'éclairs et de ses traînées de joie lorsque la tuile lui est tombée dessus. Le Fils lui-même le désigne pour redescendre incognito chez les humains remplir une mission de confiance : retrouver le meilleur pote du Christ qui, deux mille ans plus tôt, faisait les quatre cents coups avec lui. Ce dénommé Biff - littéralement Labeigne - est une terreur qui a expérimenté pour son pote tous les péchés interdits. Il sait tout. Gabriel va tomber des nues. Lui qui devait lui faire raconter son histoire dans la plus grande discrétion va bien involontairement orchestrer le chaos. Comme le dit Biff lui-même : « Vous pensez connaître la fin de cette histoire, mais vous vous trompez. Je sais de quoi je parle : j'y étais. » Jubilatoire !

  • Que sommes-nous de plus pour les dieux que des mouches importunes et lubriques qu'ils écrasent pour le plaisir ? Vaste question... que Sam Hunter, trente-cinq ans, parfait golden boy, n'avait pas eu à se poser avant que le Coyote ne débarque dans sa vie pour y semer la pagaille. Car l'animal en question n'est pas celui de Tex Avery (quoique), mais l'incarnation d'une divinité crow bien décidée à rendre infernal le quotidien de Sam. Pourquoi lui ? Dans quels buts oe... L'occasion, entre légendes indiennes et réalités yankees, d'une balade ravageuse à mourir de rire, et de peur parfois, au pays des mythes anciens et des machines à sous...

  • Sacré bleu

    Christopher Moore

    1890. Vincent Van Gogh est assassiné à Auvers-sur-Oise par un mystérieux dealer de bleu, «l'Homme-auxCouleurs». Toulouse-Lautrec mène l'enquête. Il enrôle son ami Lucien, peintre-boulanger de la butte Montmartre. Mais Lucien n'a qu'une obsession : brosser le portrait de Juliette, muse magnétique, qui vient de lui offrir un tube de bleu très rare...

    Une comédie débridée qui revisite l'histoire et le Paris de l'impressionnisme, et dynamite tous les codes, du roman noir au rose, du livre d'art à la saga.

  • Ceci est un conte grivois. Vous y trouverez de la baise sans rime ni raison, des meurtres, des fessées, des mutilations, des trahisons, des sommets jusqu'ici inexplorés de grossièreté et de vulgarité, de même que des pratiques grammaticales non traditionnelles (voire incorrectes) et une petite branlette par-ci, par-là. Aimable lecteur, si tout cela t'incommode, passe ton chemin, car nous ne cherchons qu'à distraire et non point à choquer. Cela dit, si tu penses pouvoir y trouver ton compte, eh bien ce récit te conviendra à la perfection.

    Dans Fou !, Christopher Moore revisite avec une irrévérence totale et un humour ravageur Le Roi Lear. Il en profite pour nous révéler pourquoi les trois filles de Lear sont si peu aimantes, combien les fous du roi sont aussi des maîtres en politique, les moeurs étranges des chevaliers français ou la persistance des fantômes dans toute histoire digne de ce nom...

  • San Francisco.
    La rencontre fortuite de Tommy, débarqué de son Midwest natal pour devenir le nouveau Jack Kerouac, et de Jody, une bouillonnante secrétaire de vingt-six ans, aurait pu donner une banale histoire d'amour. Seulement voilà, juste avant de faire la connaissance du jeune homme, la belle Jody a été mordue par Élie Ben Sapir, un vampire âgé de huit siècles qui a fait d'elle un nosferatu. Fort heureusement, Tommy l'écrivain tourmenté, tombé amoureux fou de Jody, veille au grain.
    Avec l'aide de ses collègues de l'équipe de nuit du supermarché où il travaille et d'un sympathique clochard, il n'aura de cesse de traquer le vieux démon pour défendre sa dulcinée. Après Godzilla dans Le Lézard lubrique de Melancholy Cove, les zombies dans Le Sot de l'ange ou la Mort herself dans Un sale boulot, Christopher Moore dynamite cette fois le mythe du vampire. À conseiller aux dépressifs.

  • Le biologiste marin Nathan Quinn travaille depuis des années sur le chant des baleines dans son laboratoire hawaïen situé sur l'île de Mauï.
    Sponsorisé par une vieille milliardaire lunatique qui prétend que les baleines lui parlent et entouré d'une équipe de bras cassés, notre héros n'arrête pas de se faire chambrer par ses collègues scientifiques.
    Un soir, alors que Nathan est sur le point de déchiffrer le chant des mammifères marins en appliquant une grille d'analyse mathématique binaire, son laboratoire est fouillé et saccagé. Quelques heures plus tard, lors d'une sortie en mer, son embarcation est retournée par une baleine qui l'avale. Pour Nathan, l'aventure ne fait que commencer...
    Rencontre improbable du commandant Cousteau et de Tex Avery, Le secret du chant des baleines est une relecture sous L.S.D. de Vingt mille lieues sous les mers. Attachez vos ceintures, lire un livre de Christopher Moore, c'est un peu comme si on pénétrait dans la Quatrième Dimension...

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  • Absolutely nothing is sacred to Moore. The phenomenally popular, "New York Times"-bestselling satirist whom the "Atlanta Journal-Constitution" calls, "Stephen King with a whoopee cushion and a double-espresso imagination" returns with a lampoon on the Great French Masters.

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  • The birth of Jesus has been well chronicled, as have his glorious teachings, acts, and divine sacrifice after his thirtieth birthday. But no one knows about the early life of the Son of God, the missing years - except Biff, the Messiah's best bud, who has been resurrected to tell the story in this divinely hilarious, yet heartfelt work 'reminiscent of Vonnegut and Douglas Adams' (Philadelphia Inquirer). Verily, the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one, filled with remarkable journeys, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and hot babes, Even the considerable wiles and devotion of the Saviour's pal may not be enough to divert Joshua from his tragic destiny. But there's no one who loves Josh more - except maybe 'Maggie,' Mary of Magdala - and Biff isn't about to let his extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a fight.

  • Twas the night (okay, more like the week) before Christmas and little Joshua Barker is in desperate need of a Christmas miracle. Josh is sure he saw Santa take a shovel to the head and now the seven year old has only one prayer: Please Santa, come back from the dead!But coming to Earth, seeking a small child whose wish needs granting, is none other than Archangel Raziel. Unfortunately, he's not sporting the brightest halo in the bunch and before you can say 'Kris Kringle,' he's botched his sacred mission and sent the residents of Pine Cove headlong into Christmas chaos, culminating in the most hilarious and horrifying holiday party the town has ever seen.

  • Being undead sucks. Literally. Just ask C. Thomas Flood. Waking up after a fantastic night unlike anything he's ever experienced, he discovers that his girlfriend, Jody, is a vampire. And surprise! Now he's one, too. For some couples, the whole biting-and-blood thing would have been a deal breaker. But Tommy and Jody are in love, and they vow to work through their issues. But word has it that the vampire who initially nibbled on Jody wasn't supposed to be recruiting. Even worse, Tommy's erstwhile turkey-bowling pals are out to get him, at the urging of a blue-dyed Las Vegas call girl named (duh) Blue. And that really sucks.

  • Just 50,000 years ago, our hunter-gatherer ancestors ventured off the African savannah and into the wider world. Now, our technology reaches far out into the cosmos. How did we get to where we are today?
    With lively text and colorful illustrations, From Then to Now explains how individual societies struggled to find their own paths, despite war, disease, slavery, natural disasters, and the relentless growth of human knowledge. From Hammurabi to Henry Ford, from Incan couriers to the Internet, from the Taj Mahal to the Eiffel Tower, from Marco Polo to Martin Luther King, from Cleopatra to Catherine the Great, from boiled haggis to fried tarantulas – this is no less than the story of humanity. It’s the story of how we grew apart over all those years of migration and division, and how – as we recognize our common heritage and our often mixed ancestry – we can come together.
    An index, maps, and notes make this a must-have reference, as well as a delight to read and to discuss. From Then to Now is bound to create a generation of history buffs!
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • In 1783 and 1784, some fifty thousand Americans felt that they could not support the revolution against Britain. They were called Loyalists - and there would be no place for them in the new United States.
    As they streamed into the Canadian colonies to the north, they changed forever the face of settlement there. Their arrival would eventually lead to the formation of the provinces of New Brunswick and Ontario.
    First published in hardcover in 1984, the bicentenary of the migration, The Loyalists tells the very human story of these people - of the societies that shaped them, the attitudes that motivated them, and the circumstances that determined their future and influenced the future of Canada. It went on to win the Secretary of State's Prize for Excellence in Canadian Studies.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • "In the 1860s, western alienation began at Yonge Street, and George Brown was the Preston Manning of the day." So begins Christopher Moore's fascinating 1990s look at the messy, dramatic, crisis-ridden process that brought Canada into being - and at the politicians, no more lovable or united than our own, who, against all odds, managed to forge a deal that worked.
    From the first chapter, he turns a fresh, perceptive, and lucid eye on the people, the issues, and the political theories of Confederation - from John A. Macdonald's canny handling of leadership to the invention of federalism and the Senate, from the Quebec question to the influence of political philosophers Edmund Burke and Walter Bagehot.
    This is a book for all Canadians who love their country - and fear for it after the failure of the constitution-making of the 1990s. Here is a clear, entertaining reintroduction to the ideas and processes that forged the nation.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • While some lovers were born to run, Jody and Tommy were born to bite. Well, reborn, that is, now that they're vampires. Good thing theirs is an undying love, since their Goth Girl Friday, Abby Normal, has imprisoned them in a bronze statue. Abby is keen to be one of the undead, too, but first she and her PhD-candidate boyfriend Steve have to deal with the huge vampire cat, Chet, who is stalking the city - and creating his own minions.And then Jody and Tommy free themselves from the statue and they are NOT happy...

  • Charlie Asher is a pretty normal guy. A little hapless, somewhat neurotic, more of a Beta than an Alpha Male. Charlie's been lucky, though. He owns a building in the heart of San Francisco, and runs a second-hand store with the help of a couple of loyal, if marginally insane, employees. He's married to a bright and pretty woman who actually loves him for his normality. And she, Rachel, is about to have their first child.

    But normal service is about to be interrupted. As Charlie prepares to go home after the birth, he sees a strange man dressed in mint-green at Rachel's hospital bedside - a man who claims that no one should be able to see him. But see him Charlie does, and from here on out, things get really weird. . . .

    People start dropping dead around him, giant ravens perch on his building, and it seems that everywhere he goes, a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Strange names start appearing on his nightstand notepad, and before he knows it, those people end up dead, too. Yep, it seems that Charlie Asher has been recruited for a new job, an unpleasant but utterly necessary one: Death.

    It's a dirty job. But hey, somebody's gotta do it.

  • Just why do humpback whales sing? That's the question that has marine biologist Nate Quinn and his crew poking, charting, recording and photographing very big, wet, gray marine mammals. That is, until the extraordinary day when a whale lifts its tail into the air to display a cryptic message spelled out in foot-high letters: BITE ME.

    Trouble is, Nate's beginning to wonder if he hasn't spent just a little too much time in the sun. 'Cause no one else saw a thing- not his longtime partner, Clay Demodocus; not their saucy young research assistant; not even the spliff-puffing white-boy Rastaman Kona (ne Preston Applebaum). But later, when a roll of film returns from the lab missing the crucial tail shot- and his research facility is trashed- Nate realizes something very fishy indeed is going on.

  • In Christopher Moore's ingenious debut novel, we meet one of the most memorably mismatched pairs in the annals of literature. The good-looking one is one-hundred-year-old ex-seminarian and 'roads' scholar Travis O'Hearn. The green one is Catch, a demon with a nasty habit of eating most of the people he meets. Behind the fake Tudor façade of Pine Cove, California, Catch sees a four-star buffet. Travis, on the other hand, thinks he sees a way of ridding himself of his toothy travelling companion. The winos, neo-pagans, and deadbeat Lotharios of Pine Cove, meanwhile, have other ideas. And none of them is quite prepared when all hell breaks loose.

  • As a boy growing up in Montana, he was Samson Hunts Alone - until a deadly misunderstanding with the law forced him to flee the Crow reservation at age fifteen. Today he is Samuel Hunter, a successful Santa Barbara insurance salesman with a Mercedes, a condo, and a hollow, invented life. Then one day, shortly after his thirty-fifth birthday, destiny offers him the dangerous gift of love - in the exquisite form of Calliope Kincaid - and a curse in the unheralded appearance of an ancient Indian god by the name of Coyote. Coyote, the trickster, has arrived to transform tranquillity into chaos, to reawaken the mystical storyteller within Sam ... and to seriously screw up his existence in the process.

  • Jody never asked to become a vampire. But when she wakes up under an alley Dumpster with a badly burned arm, an aching neck, superhuman strength, and a distinctly Nosferatuan thirst, she realises the decision has been made for her. Making the transition from the nine-to-five grind to an eternity of nocturnal prowlings is going to take some doing, however, and that's where C. Thomas Flood fits in. A would-be Kerouac from Incontinence, Indiana, Tommy (to his friends) is biding his time night-clerking and frozen turkey bowling in a San Francisco Safeway. But all that changes when a beautiful, undead redhead walks through the door ... and proceeds to rock Tommy's life - and afterlife - in ways he never imagined possible.

  • 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.

  • The town psychiatrist has decided to switch everybody in Pine Cove, California, from their normal antidepressants to placebos, so naturally - well, to be accurate, artificially - business is booming at the local blues bar. Trouble is, those lonely slide-guitar notes have also attracted a colossal sea beast named Steve with, shall we say, a thing for explosive oil tanker trucks. Suddenly, morose Pine Cove turns libidinous and is hit by a mysterious crime wave. A beleaguered constable has to fight off his own gonzo appetites to find out what's wrong and what, if anything, to do about it.

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