May 19th, 2020


Book Critique - Island of the Sequined Love Nun

Stars: 4 / 5

Recommendation: A bumbling comic plot that takes readers on a crashing flight journey only to land into the island with dark secrets and wicked ambitions coming at a cost to human lives.

Island of Sequined Love Nun is the fourth book by American absurdist author, Christopher Moore, first published in August of 1997. Per the author, it is partly based on his experiences while he was living in Micronesia.

A friend of mine, Patty, had suggested that I should read this and that I would enjoy it. Although I was hesitant to pick this book, I took her word for it, since she had suggested good books in the past. And it ended up being a good read.

Our bumbling hero is Tucker "Tuck" Case, who is a pilot for Mary Jean Cosmetics Corporation. On one of his flights from Seattle flying the "pink jet", he crash lands it while having a drunken liaison with a girl he picks up at the bar. To escape from the wrath of Mary Jean Dobbins, he accepts the job of piloting a Lear 45 for a doctor in a remote island, Alualu, in New Guinea, to fly medical supplies. And his troubles are just beginning.

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