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Noir
Noir: A Novel | Christopher Moore
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The absurdly outrageous, sarcastically satiric, and always entertaining New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore returns in finest madcap form with this zany noir set on the mean streets of post-World War II San Francisco, and featuring a diverse cast of characters, including a hapless bartender; his Chinese sidekick; a doll with sharp angles and dangerous curves; a tight-lipped Air Force general; a wisecracking waif; Petey, a black mamba; and many more. San Francisco. Summer, 1947. A dame walks into a saloon . . . Its not every afternoon that an enigmatic, comely blonde named Stilton (like the cheese) walks into the scruffy gin joint where Sammy "Two Toes" Tiffin tends bar. Its love at first sight, but before Sammy can make his move, an Air Force general named Remy arrives with some urgent business. Cause when you need something done, Sammy is the guy to go to; hes got the connections on the street. Meanwhile, a suspicious flying object has been spotted up the Pacific coast in Washington State near Mount Rainer, followed by a mysterious plane crash in a distant patch of desert in New Mexico that goes by the name Roswell. But the real weirdness is happening on the streets of the City by the Bay. When one of Sammys schemes goes south and the Cheese mysteriously vanishes, Sammy is forced to contend with his own dark secretsand more than a few strange goings onif he wants to find his girl. Think Raymond Chandler meets Damon Runyon with more than a dash of Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes All Stars. Its all very, very Noir. Its all very, very Christopher Moore.
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Avanders
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Finished Noir. The reader did a good job w the voices… but at times it felt a little *too* schticky. But I laughed out loud a bunch & overall enjoyed the story. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Started The Magic Misfits, also read by Harris, & of course it‘s lovely ☺️

& sharing our Beartivity Scene 😁 I call my husb “Bear,” & our cat was Kitty Bear, so MiL couldn‘t resist when she saw this & got it for us years ago. One of my fave Christmas decos 😁

#AVeryMerryReadathon

MaureenMc Oh my gosh, that nativity scene is too adorable! 1mo
kspenmoll I just love your beast nativity!!! 1mo
TheSpineView Fantastic 1mo
Bookzombie That is adorable! My husband calls me Baby Bear or The Bear. 1mo
Avanders @MaureenMc @kspenmoll @TheSpineView 😁😘😘 @Bookzombie aww l love the nicknames! 🐻♥️ 1mo
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Avanders
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Ok, still reading the Shimmer. Seems like it should be a quicker read than it is? I‘m almost half done now. Interesting but… a little slow?

Listening to Noir - very in-character reading, which normally I love. But… idk, this one is just ok so far? About 25% done…

Received #jolabokaflodawap pkg from @Julsmarshall yesterday! ??????

And was able to get my 2nd Jólabókaflód pkg re-bought, re-wrapped, re-pkg‘d, & sent out as of this morning! ?

Avanders #AVeryMerryReadathon I remembered this time but ran out of space to include it in the body 😁 @TheSpineView (also, are progress-posts a part of this? Or just when I finish something?) 🎄🌺🎄 1mo
Avanders Oh! And I forgot to ask if anyone has read this Robinson book! 1mo
TheSpineView @Avanders I run out of space often and end up continuing in the comments. On your question, any post. 1mo
Julsmarshall Yay! So glad it is there! 1mo
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janeycanuck
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Moore always writes these completely insane novels where literally anything can happen - this was no exception, though I didn't find it quite as funny as I have found his previous books. I suspect it's because he was focused on keeping up the "noir" style but I definitely prefer his typical humour over this style.

Book 5/6 for #AwesomeApril

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 9mo
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janeycanuck
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First good balcony reading day of the year! And neighbourhood watch is back on duty!

#dogsoflitsy

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Ubookquitous
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More irreverent humor from Moore. Not as raunchy as his books involving Pocket, but not clean LOL. Historical setting + Roswell + schemes involving snakes leads to a typical crazy / hilarious plot.

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PaperbackPirate
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Although it‘s called Noir, I think sci-fi/comedy/noir would encompass the the breadth of this tale. Taking place in 1947 San Francisco, we follow a bartender that gets mixed up in a dangerous situation after a girl walks into his bar. Add in a mamba & some aliens & you can only begin to imagine where this story will take you.
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This means I met my 3/3 goal for #DashingDecember! Thanks @Andrew65 . 2 more books to my goal of 50 in 2020!

PaperbackPirate P.S. I met Christopher Moore at a book signing when this came out in 2018! He was very funny! 13mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Very cool! I loved Lamb 13mo
Andrew65 Brilliant 🍾🥂🍾🥂🍾🥂😍 13mo
Scochrane26 I would love to meet him. 13mo
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vlwelser
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I 💘 Christopher Moore. This is a cross between Dashiell Hammet and E.T. And it works somehow. 🐍👽🔫

And I won the Tuscany bookmark in a trade.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled This book cracked me up. Loved it. 🧀 2y
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vlwelser
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Thank you for the tag @Hufflepuffle

The most beautiful thing I saw recently was last Saturday so I'm not sure it counts but there was a fox running around the neighborhood. So pretty. 🦊

In order to smile I like just about anything classical. And film scores. So soothing.

I definitely ate ice cream yesterday. Anything with caramel does the trick.

Tagging someone I haven't heard from in a while. @Louise

#thoughtfulthursday
@MoonWitch94

MoonWitch94 I saw a fox last week by my house!!! Crazy! Thanks for playing 🦊 2y
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AprilMae
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain
1) tagged book, also Girl Wash Your Face, and several kindle books
2) Locally my Barnes and Noble store (the workers know me by name 😂😂) over all I loved this small one in NOLA that was around the corner from my hotel, also Horizon book store in Traverse City Michigan (which is closing 😭😭😭)
3) Not sure yet!!

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AprilMae
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#selfcaresaturday @Bianca
📚 I like background noise from a TV or radio usually.
📚 not at the moment 😔
📚popcorn, lemonade, wine
📚 @haileybean

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AprilMae
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#thoughtfulthursday @MoonWitch94 (thanks for the tag @Crazeedi !!)
🔸I received a very sweet gift from @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for my birthday!
🔸Work party if the weather isn't bad
🔸tagged book
🔸 @haileybean , @guinsgirlreads

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks And Christine!! Happy Birthday 🎈🎂🎁🎉🎊 @thebookhippie 2y
MoonWitch94 Happy Birthday 🎉🎂 Thanks for playing ☺️ 2y
TheBookHippie Yay!!!! ❤️❤️❤️HBD 2y
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JacqMac
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Mehso-so

This was very old timey feeling noir. But with an alien. It was just ok for me. But it‘s a me problem, not a writer problem. I keep thinking I‘ll like Christopher Moore, but I never really do.
#scarathlon #TeamStoker 11pts
#ScaryScavengerHunt -with a matte cover
@TheReadingMermaid

Eyelit Christopher Moore has always been hit or miss with me - some I totally love and others are deeply meh 2y
BeansPage 🧟‍♀️ 2y
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Eggbeater
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This book had great atmosphere. It was like a snarky Dick Tracy with a little sci fi thrown in. I laughed out loud a lot and I could really picture the setting and the characters like an old 1940s movie. There were a few scenes that made me cringe because they were a little too over-the-top.

InBooksILive I laughed out loud so many times when I read this! It was hilarious. It was my first Christopher Moore book and I just had to read more after reading Noir! 2y
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SoniaC
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What can I say I have absolutely loved eve I‘ve read by Christopher Moore. His sense of humor just kills me. This book continues and cements my love of his writing. So damn good.

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SoniaC
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Yesterday‘s book and lunch combo. It was perfection.

Erofan Yummy! 😋 3y
mcipher Ate you enjoying Noir? It wasn‘t my favorite of his, but definitely still funny. 3y
SoniaC @mcipher I‘m still very early in but do far yes. 3y
Suet624 Christopher Moore. 💕💕💕 3y
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Joysiam
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What a hoot!!

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AprilMae
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My #bookhaul from last night's Barnes and Noble run!

SassyBookworm Columbine was such a powerful book! I read it last year before my oldest daughter started high school. It just blew me away! This year marks the 20year anniversary. Such a tragedy 3y
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chriss68
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I loved Moore's A Dirty Job and Secondhand Souls but Noir moved a little slow. It seemed to take a long time to get to the sci-fi, supernatural aspect that I was hoping to read.

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Blueberry
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Billypar Nice selections! 😃 3y
Cinfhen Echoing @Billypar excellent choices 3y
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Orpheuswaking
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InBooksILive
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1.) The tagged book had me cracking up so hard. First book I read from Moore and I was an instant fan.
2.) Bazzi-Beautiful
3.) Sitting on my front porch with a good book on a nice day/evening.
4.) All my kids, of course, but I'll say my youngest, since he's the only one awake right now. He is such a character. Always has me smiling
5.) When my kids hug me out of nowhere or write me little notes.

@wanderinglynn #hellothursday #happinessedition

wanderinglynn I‘ll have to move Noir up in the TBR pile! Thanks for playing! ☺️ 3y
InBooksILive @wanderinglynn oh, you definitely should! It is such a weird, hilarious read! 3y
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leahbird
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You'd think being unemployed would have upped my ability to finish audiobooks in the newly imposed 21 days but not commuting is having a really negative affective! Thankfully I start my new job in 2 weeks and go back to my normal 1.5 hours in the car. #MixedBlessings 😂

kgriffith Commuter solidarity! I‘m about to make up for 4 years of working from home with a weekly 6-hour round-trip commute for school 😋 3y
leahbird It's weird to say, but I have missed my commute! 3y
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Blueberry
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Only a couple chapters left and it expired on my Overdrive. Grrr. So I'm at Barnes and Noble trying to finish it.

Reviewsbylola Haha, I like your methods!! I don‘t think that idea would have occurred to me but it‘s pretty smart! 3y
Reviewsbylola And really, any reason to get Starbucks! 3y
vkois88 Brilliant! If I could manage that with my daughter, I'd probably do it too lol 3y
Blueberry Forgot to mention...it's a very pretty book. It physically feels noir ☺ 3y
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Lexeegee
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I was abut disappointed in this one. I loved the Noir aspect of the book, but it lacked the witty repartee I have come to expect from Moore. Not until the end did I see the usual funny, witty , over the top weirdness I was looking for. Overall it was good, but it didn‘t give me the usually belly laughs.

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SGJ
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Oh, nice: “careful disgust.” Well said.

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Sort of a comedic play on a classic noir. A cool mystery with witty language.

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Lexeegee
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Finally getting to start this little gem.

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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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All the stars! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ This book is the cat‘s pajamas.
It‘s a laugh-out-loud caper that you can‘t stop reading. Definitely has the “just one more chapter” pull. I enjoyed it from the first word to the last. Absolutely hilarious! GET THIS BOOK!!
(Got this in a giveaway from William Morrow and Im SO glad I did)

WilliamMorrowBooks Love your treatment of the cover and logo! 4y
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SarahSaysRead
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*sigh* Moore used to be an auto-buy author for me, but I think that time has passed. Some of the humor ("humor") just isn't my taste anymore, and this was so chaotic that it got boring honestly. And I feel like 1940s, venomous snake, Roswell-ish stuff could have been so great. The last 35% or so of this was just kind of a chore to finish. ???

#formerfaveauthor #disappointing #readhisolderstuff

AlaMich I‘m sorry to hear that! I really like him too, and was looking forward to this. 😕 4y
SarahSaysRead Did you read she'd like Sacre Bleu? I wasn't crazy about that one, but if you enjoyed it then maybe this will work for you. I think I just prefer his older stuff: Lamb, Fluke, Bloodsucking Fiends, etc. 4y
SarahSaysRead @AlaMich Whoops, forgot to tag you in my reply. 4y
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AlaMich @SarahSaysRead I‘ve read Island of the Sequined Nun, BF and a couple others, but what I‘ve really loved were the audio versions of Fool and Serpent of Venice. The writing combined with the narrator had me rolling! 🤣🤣🤣 So it sounds like we might be on opposite ends of the C. Moore spectrum 😉 4y
SarahSaysRead @AlaMich Oooh yeah, I did enjoy Fool a lot 😄 4y
AlaMich @SarahSaysRead I have to say, the phrase, “heinous f*****y” stayed with me for a long time...hard to work it into conversation, though! 4y
Blueberry I've seen him on book tour 2 or 3 times. He is soo funny. 4y
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CherryPie
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Letting the days go by, let the water hold me down.

AmyG This is not my beautiful house, this is not my beautiful wife. 😳 4y
CherryPie @AmyG Forever picturing the narrator in a giant suit... 4y
AmyG Ha! 4y
CarolynM 😂😂😂 4y
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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This book is gonna be a gas - knowwhatImean, jelly bean?

wanderinglynn I bet it‘ll be the bee‘s knees. 4y
lahousewyfe Absolutely, Toots! 4y
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lahousewyfe
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What a fun read! As always, Christopher Moore delivers a rollicking tale - this time set in San Francisco in the late '40s. Funny and fantastic!

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jeniaileen
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Easy fun read with a wise guy attitude and a dangerous third person account of the story. Moore is a gifted writer with both wit and humor. Like #aliens and #snakes or #meninblack ? Then pick it up. #noir #christophermoore #fiction #bookworm #englishmajor

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introvertedbooks
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I'm enjoying this but idk. I'm not sure if it's because I find Moore's style weird (this I'd my first Christopher Moore book) or what but I'm finding it weird as well. Anyone else read it? Waiting for the aliens. #springreads #noir #scifi

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Blueberry
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I saw #ChristopherMoore again a week ago. He is soo funny. The beautiful @NataliePatalie made me cut her out of the photo.

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
NataliePatalie Love you 😍😘 4y
HardcoverHearts How exciting! 4y
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LibrarianRyan
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So we are on stop #2 in the #bookexpo18 #roadtrip.

This song comes curtesy of the staff at this wonderful MacDonalds. They say hi by the way.

They gave me the song Black Velvet. Which honestly makes me think Of from fatales in Noir stories. So I give you Christopher Moore.

https://youtu.be/tT4d1LQy4es

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introvertedbooks
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I am so proud to say that I read #13in3. I may have only finished 3 books but hey, at least I got to spend a lot of time doing what I love. Now to start this one which I've been wanting to read for a while now. I've never actually read Christopher Moore but I've heard a lot about him. Cant wait to see what humorous twist he adds to the world of #booknoir. #springreads #newbooks

PenguinInFlight This is so high on my wishlist! I want to read this in the worst way! I can‘t wait to hear your thoughts. ☺️🤗 4y
introvertedbooks @PenguinInFlight I will make sure to leave a review when I finish 😊 4y
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InBooksILive
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This was my first Christopher Moore book, I won it in a Goodreads giveaway, and it will not be my last! This was an insanely hilarious book and had me laughing out loud many, many times. Sammy is quite the main character and impresses until the end with his wit. I loved every chapter of this book and didn't want it to end! This one made me a super big fan of Moore's! 5 out of 5 stars for me!

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jillrhudy
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Noir next? Definitely doesn‘t look dull. I also have the new Hamish Macbeth around here somewhere. Maybe that would make better late-night reading.

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Skyrimir
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I won a #goodreadsgiveaway without realizing it! I never got an email.

Tadams4 Congratulations! Enjoy! 4y
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Luv2readbookz
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Love, love, love. Kind of raunchy, kind of sassy - and a whole lotta fun, Toots!

“...he is was just a lowbrow mug who wouldn‘t know how to treat a member of the gentler sex if she smacked him upside the head with a sack full of vaginas.” 🤣🤣🤣

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Preciouz29
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Love! If you get the audiobook version, it‘s kinda like listening to a radio drama! IMO, it‘s The Thin Man meets Damon Runyon meets Raymond Chandler. My fave line may be “I am the Harriet Tubman of your breasts”.

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Lisaw13
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Just in from my library - yes!

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Sorceress_Of_Books
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Looking forward to this read!! Love Christopher Moore‘s writing!!

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BeththeBookDragon
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Christopher Moore and Rocky Balboa

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