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August 26, 2009 9:40 AM   Subscribe

Christopher Moore has been to Paris lately, and has decided to share some of his vacation snaps, and, most amusingly, teach us a bit of French.
posted by markkraft (32 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oh how I love Christopher Moore books. Thanks for sharing this!!
posted by Kimberly at 9:43 AM on August 26, 2009


Well that's one way to get some photos of Paris that don't look like fuckin' clichés.
posted by Nelson at 9:43 AM on August 26, 2009


Rollifornia Gril reminds me of the Paris restaurant sign I saw, that read, "Authentic Tex-Mex Cuisine From Indiana."
posted by StickyCarpet at 9:49 AM on August 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


"Authentic Tex-Mex Cuisine From Indiana."

Oh lord, I ate there. It was, of course, the worst meal I've had in Paris.
posted by malocchio at 9:53 AM on August 26, 2009


Loved it!

(then I clicked on his blog & saw with a smile that he's the Christopher Moore who wrote the novel "You Suck" a love story about a vampire called Jody. My husband gave me a copy a couple of years ago - for obvious reasons!)
posted by Jody Tresidder at 9:58 AM on August 26, 2009


[replaced facebook links with links to the actual content, please carry on]
posted by jessamyn at 9:59 AM on August 26, 2009


I think Christopher Moore should have saved a few euro to upgrade to PhotoBucket Pro today.
posted by rokusan at 9:59 AM on August 26, 2009


"Warning: Facebook links."

Yeah... I was going to link to his blog instead... only to find that all the photos were down, because he exceeded his bandwidth. No doubt due to excessive linking..

So Facebook it will have to be, mon petit tête de chou!
posted by markkraft at 10:00 AM on August 26, 2009


[okay! put them back!]
posted by jessamyn at 10:03 AM on August 26, 2009


"[replaced facebook links with links to the actual content, please carry on]"

As in, "I just killed all the photos, and MetaFilter bombed a blog that already had run out of bandwidth"?

Mon dieu!
posted by markkraft at 10:03 AM on August 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


My s/o and I ocasionally like to read to each other in bed, and we've read pretty much every Christopher Moore book that way... highly recommended.

"Bedtime?!
You Suck!
No, You Suck!

posted by markkraft at 10:08 AM on August 26, 2009


As in, "I just killed all the photos, and MetaFilter bombed a blog that already had run out of bandwidth"?

As in "you just linked to a closed site that not everyone belongs to without explaining why you were doing it, so we were trying to quickly fix what looked like an error but you're welcome" yeah.
posted by jessamyn at 10:08 AM on August 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


np jessamyn. It's appreciated.

I didn't get your [okay! put them back!] before I left my comment, but wanted to make it clear that the change would cause things to break.
posted by markkraft at 10:14 AM on August 26, 2009


"You Suck" a love story about a vampire called Jody.

For anyone who is unaware, this is a sequel to a book called Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story, When I first saw it on the shelves as a new release next to one of his previous works, Practical Demonkeeping, I picked them them both up on the spot. It is one of the few times I've bought something purely based on the title with absolutely no foreknowledge of the author, and I'm thrilled to this day that I did.

The man is a fantastic writer, and I plan on continuing to read everything he produces.
posted by quin at 10:19 AM on August 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


Christopher Moore is a wonderful writer, and this is a great post.
posted by Pope Guilty at 11:06 AM on August 26, 2009


Metafilter's own TryTheTilapia did the audiobooks for You Suck and Bloodsucking Fiends!
posted by mkultra at 11:08 AM on August 26, 2009


I nominate this as the best blog entry ever in the history of blogging:

I Do Not Read
posted by MrVisible at 12:21 PM on August 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


Les poissons chantet.. heh..

I think it's pretty obvious to anyone who's learned from the Rosetta Stone series where he learned his vocabulary!
posted by daHIFI at 12:39 PM on August 26, 2009


From the I Do Not Read link:

They’re probably going to catch the wrong bear.

I laughed quite a lot at this.
posted by quin at 1:20 PM on August 26, 2009


I was underwhelmed by Bloodsucking Fiends, but Lamb? That's a book I would read again and again.
posted by Brak at 1:23 PM on August 26, 2009


Lamb was an amazing mix of humor, history and crazy-ass speculation. Bawdy & reverent at the same time. Loved it.
posted by Devils Rancher at 2:09 PM on August 26, 2009


I liked Lamb quite a lot (even though most of it went over my head) but have failed to finish anything else he's written. Is every single one of his books essentially "hapless English dude is hapless?" Because that's just about all I could get out of the non-Lamb titles I picked up.
posted by majick at 3:13 PM on August 26, 2009


"hapless English dude is hapless?"

English? I'm pretty sure that most of his characters are American. (And in the case of Coyote Blue, very much so.)

But yeah, the hapless dude is a pretty dominant character in his work, which might be why they resonate so well with me. Basically, I sum his stories up as character driven humor with good dialog and some kind of weird supernatural angle thrown in. Usually one that seems really out of place at first, but becomes completely central to the story.

Island of the Sequined Love Nun being the one that probably most violates this rule (and while good, the one that I'm the least likely to reread. Though also the one that makes me wish for a seven iron when the birds wake me up too early in the morning...)
posted by quin at 3:34 PM on August 26, 2009


Lamb? That's a book I would read again and again.

I have. 5 times at least. About time for go 'round number 6, too.

Moore can be a bit uneven (I couldn't get through Fool, and Fluke is just plain weird), but when he is on ( Bloodsucking Fiends, A Dirty Job) he's one of the funniest around.

But if you've never read Lamb you need to get to a bookstore or library immediately and start. Go. Now! You can thank me later.
posted by FfejL at 5:04 PM on August 26, 2009


I really enjoyed these, thanks
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 5:29 PM on August 26, 2009


OMG, Lamb is one of my faves. Also the The Stupidest Angel. Practical Demonkeeping is probably my fave of all of them...but pretty much, if a book comes out by Chris Moore, I will buy it.
posted by dejah420 at 7:22 PM on August 26, 2009


daHIFI: Les poissons chantet.. heh..

Les poissons de chant de Saint Zarquon!!
posted by Greg_Ace at 9:05 PM on August 26, 2009


Zis looks really funny ! Mais je n'arrive pas à trouver quoi est vraiment drôle !! Maybe nothing at all...
posted by nicolin at 4:22 AM on August 27, 2009


I've been relatively underwhelmed by his books, but the restaurant named by Scooby Doo made me laugh really hard. Good stuff.
posted by marginaliana at 6:48 AM on August 27, 2009


Coyote Blue is my second favorite after Lamb. I recommend it once you've fulfilled the moral imperative of reading Lamb.
posted by waraw at 8:34 AM on August 27, 2009


That was amusing and while I agree with most of the other commenters about the hit and miss nature of Moore, the best bit about French language I ever saw was Eddie Izzard's "learning french" (SLYT) bit. I don't know if it's because I'm bilingual but it never fails to leave me MDR (mort de rire, the french translation for LOL)
posted by TNLNYC at 2:19 PM on August 27, 2009


Moore's latest photographic essay from France.

Now with extra duck sluts!
posted by markkraft at 5:57 AM on September 3, 2009


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