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Bubbles!Christopher Moore is the New York Times bestselling author of ten eleven novels, including Lamb, A Dirty Job, You Suck and Fool.

Chris was born in Toledo, Ohio and grew up in Mansfield, Ohio. His father was a highway patrolman and his mother sold major appliances at a department store. He attended Ohio State University and Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara. He moved to California when he was 19 years old and lived on the Central Coast until 2003, when he moved to Hawaii. He has since moved to San Francisco.

Before publishing his first novel, Practical Demonkeeping in 1992, he worked as a roofer, a grocery clerk, a hotel night auditor, and insurance broker, a waiter, a photographer, and a rock and roll DJ. Chris has drawn on all of these work experiences to create the characters in his books. When he’s not writing, Chris enjoys ocean kayaking, scuba diving, photography, and sumi-e ink painting. He divides his time between Hawaii and San Francisco.

To find more information about Chris, you can visit:
His web site: http://www.chrismoore.com/
His MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/theauthorguy
His popular community bulletin board: http://bbs.chrismoore.com


Praise for Christopher Moore:

 

“Where has this guy been hiding?” — The New York Times

“A very sick man, in the very best sense of the word.” Carl Hiaasen

“Habit-forming zaniness.” USA Today

“The greatest satirist since Jonathan Swift” Denver Rocky Mountain News

“Christopher Moore writes novels that are not only hilarious, but fun to read as well. He is an author at the top of his craft.”
— Nicholas Sparks

“All [his] books exhibit the same marvelous virtues. Engaging, deftly limned protagonists whose human failings are always offset by surprising moral depths, heroes and villains alike. Zippy, jet-propelled plots whose parts are intricately connected and whose endings offer genuine surprises. Bright, clean, witty dialogue. Juicy descriptions, similes and metaphors in the hyperbolic mode. Vivid physical settings and cultural milieus, meticulously reported from first-hand experience….And – finally but essentially – ingenious fantasy elements that are integral with the other components of the books, engines of action, not just add-ons.”
Washington Post Book World

“The thinking man’s Dave Barry or the impatient man’s Tom Robbins, Moore takes cheap laughs where he can get them . . . over the last decade, he’s learned how to merge them into speculative romps that skip merrily in and out of the realm of possibility.”
The Onion

“Christopher Moore is rapidly becoming the cult author of today, filling a post last held by Kurt Vonnegut.”
Denver Post

“Christopher Moore deserves acclaim on the Dave Barry/Christopher Buckley level, or even beyond that, for he’s better than either of them.”
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“Moore excels at putting a comic spin on cosmic issues.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“Moore is one of those rare writers who is laugh-out-loud funny.”
Santa Barbara Independent

“Moore’s comedic style is refreshingly relaxed and good-natured; when it comes time for him to deliver a satirical barb, he does so with reliable accuracy.”
San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle

“Moore’s storytelling style is reminiscent of Vonnegut and Douglas Adams.”
Philadelphia Inquirer

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  • MRW

    This can’t be right, could no one have commented on Christopher’s writing? I have enjoyed all ten books. My first book was Fluke which my son and I listened to on tape. We are still laughing. I am looking forward to Fool. Humor is my favorite form of spirituality, thank you for riasing my spirits.
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  • sky

    my absolute favorite of all your books is A Dirty Job, which i keep forcing my friends to read, they are amazed that there actually books that funny existing on this planet. I’m bring a couple of them to you Fool book signing in Santa Monica. I really do love all of your books tho. My own novel is finished soon and i owe you a lot, because your work was the thing that inspired me. See you tomorrow! :)

  • Grace

    I don’t have a lot to say. I LOVE U AND YOUR NOVEL. Mwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.Byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

  • Lisa

    Christopher, I just heard you on NPR!!! And I’m in the middle of Lamb and loving it. You’re so prolific! Very admirable. I look forward to more of your work.

  • David

    Greetings; I found your book ‘Lamb’ abandoned in the hotel lobby of the Marriott Courtyard in Amsterdam about two and a half years ago. Since I was stuck there for about two years, I finally decided to read the book. Funniest thing I’d read since Hitchhikers Guide, and Dirk Gently. Since then I’ve read the rest of your works … fantastic. I still don’t understand the reversing door on the chapel in ‘The Stupidest Angel’, but hey, it’s your door and I guess it can swing whatever way you want it to! Cheers!

  • Nancy

    How do you feel about your publisher putting out the Palin book…seriously, I’d boycott Harper Collins if it weren’t for you and Neil Gaiman. I know they are in the biz of selling books, but could you talk to them about this. You guys don’t belong in the same thinking universe, let alone in the same publishing house.

  • Jenners

    I have no idea if you read this but a reader of my blog told me to e-mail you a copy of my review of your book “Lamb.” I didn’t find your e-mail (but maybe I’m just lazy) but I did try to send you a link via Twitter (again, I’m not good at Twitting) so now I’m attempting this:

    http://www.findyournextbookhere.com/2010/01/review-of-sorts-of-lamb-by-christopher.html

    I just “discovered” you this year and think you are a writing genius. I’m steadily working my way through all your books. Happy to hear you have a new one coming out!

  • norton bedford

    K – am begging (yes) for more Abby – doing Pele’s dance of a thousand torches (in drag) in hopes prayers will be answered…..Aloha oi, a faceful of poi,
    a concerned reader.

  • Kieli

    I have to say, without a doubt, you are the most hilarious, sickest bastard on the planet and I love every word you’ve written. Haven’t laughed this hard in YEARS and I hope you come to this hideous red (no, blue…wait it’s red again…oh WTH?!) state of Virginia with your humor.

  • Micki Daniel

    Hey Chris,
    Just wanted you to know, I read everyday. Coyote Blue is still my favorite book of all time. You are so awesome.. sick, crazy and awesome…

    From a middle aged old lady who loves you!!!

  • Lainey T

    Love your books, Chris. I’m making my way through all of them while I’m doing the unemployment thing. Lamb was brilliant, and Dirty Job was just so cleverly bizarre. But I’ve developed a fondness for the citizens of Pine Cove. Any chance you’ll write more about Pine Cove? I’d love to see a story featuring The Spider/Nailgun. I think underneath all his creepiness is a sweet guy needing love. Maybe he could hook up with a succubus? lol Thanks for creating such crazy, wonderful worlds to get lost in. :)

  • Ben Ohmart

    Hi Chris! I LOVE your stuff and would very much like you to submit a short story for a humor lit journal I’m starting. There aren’t any lit journals for humor – so – I’m starting one! Please get in touch. Thanks.

  • H4ck3r

    Love your books, Chris. I’m making my way through all of them while I’m doing the unemployment thing. Lamb was brilliant, and Dirty Job was just so cleverly bizarre. But I’ve developed a fondness for the citizens of Pine Cove. Any chance you’ll write more about Pine Cove? I’d love to see a story featuring The Spider/Nailgun. I think underneath all his creepiness is a sweet guy needing love. Maybe he could hook up with a succubus? lol Thanks for creating such crazy, wonderful worlds to get lost in.
    +1

  • annie morgan

    Just read Lamb….much more interesting than the New Testament. Laughed myself silly reading “Dirty Job”. Am now heading for “Practical Demonkeeping”.

  • Christine

    I’m reading You Suck.
    I feel like I’m cheating on my man Steve, because I’m totally in love with it.
    Except, you know, being a bookwhore isn’t breaking any commandments or anything.
    So, I can live with myself.

  • michael

    read coyote blue many moons ago. loved it. read dirty job recently. loved it. now on rash of reading: you suck. loved it. blood sucking fiends. loved it. bite me. loved it. lamb. loved it – best gospel ever.
    these books are absurd, funny and fill me with inexplicable optimism.

  • brasscupcakes

    Have read and/or listened to audiotapes of all 12 books, every one a great read.

    Except for the Fluke audio-book — Bill Irwin’s a fine actor, but man was he off for that reading, especially compared to every other reader you’ve had, all of them very fine.

    Particularly Fool!

    (on the other hand, the bad audio for Fluke caused me to go out and buy the paper book, so maybe Irwin provided more double sales).

    Hope you’re working on something new?
    Hurry it up, would you my friend, cause I just finished Angel (got around to it last) and am CM-deprived!

  • brasscupcakes

    btw — H4ck3r’s right about Spider/Nailgun. Not sure about the lovable part, but I’d also like to see more of him!!! Highly entertaining character.

  • Christine

    Finished You Suck in record time. Dare I say “to hell with the sparkly vampires”? Oh yes, I dare.
    Give me grown-up(ish) vamps any day, all day, and I’m a happy girl(ish).

  • Christine

    So yeah, it was actually Love Bites that I finished in record time, not that it really needs clarifying.

    I’m just OCD like that, somebody sue me.

  • Leigh

    Husbnd and I are Huge fans of yours. Read most several times. Absolutely convinced that both Coyote Blue and the SQ Lv Nun should be made into movies. Anamation will help with CB.

  • Russ

    Mister Christopher you rock my stripey socks!!!! All your books make me laugh so hard that I have to stop reading. Huge fan ever since I first read Blood Sucking Fiends! It’s not Christmas, but I’m re-re-re-reading Stupidest Angel. Looking forward to anything new that you do!

  • Liza

    I have read all but Fluke, and Bite Me, and I love all of them, especially Fool. You have made a bored, lonely housewife’s life a bit more interesting. Thank you.

  • Megan

    I just finished reading “Lamb”. It reminds me of the saying “God is a comedian who plays to an audience afraid to laugh”.

  • Monica

    Thanks!!!

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