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.
Topics: Island, Adventurous, Funny, Pilots, Sex, Plane Crashes, Transgender, Romantic, and 20th Century
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Island of the Sequined Love Nun is one of Moore’s non-paranormal books, so I was excited going into this since I knew it would be different than the others I’ve read. I admit I didn’t find it as funny as his paranormal stories or Lamb, but I had moments where I was chuckling out loud while trying not to look like a fool in public.
Tucker Case loses his job as a pilot for Mary Jean Cosmetics after his drunken airborne sex-capade with a prostitute goes horribly wrong. Not only does he crash the giant pink plane nearly taking out his manhood in the process, but the prostitute threatens to sue him and Mary Jean has sent henchmen after him. Looking for a way out Tucker finds a job opportunity on a remote island piloting secret missions for a shady medical missionary. Getting to the island is half the adventure for Tucker. On his way he encounters Kimi, a cross dressing transvestite with a fruit bat named Roberto for a companion, the Shark people, a few ninjas and the High Priestess. The secondary characters were pretty funny and their interactions with Tucker had me laughing for the most part. However, at times the story did get serious and the secret part of Tucker’s missions was nothing to laugh about.
Overall the story did have its hilarious moments and surprisingly enough it ended up being a feel good book, but I felt like it took some time to get there. If the book was a bit shorter with more hilarious scenes than I probably would have rated it a star higher since I thought it had potential.more