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An American writer who writes mostly comedic writing style and fantastic premises. His novels generally take place within the same universe.
His books include:
- Bloodsucking Fiends - A trilogy about vampires in San Francisco. Takes the format of Boy Meets Ghoul.
- You Suck: A Love Story - The boy is a ghoul as well.
- Bite Me: A Love Story - Now they have to prevent everyone from becoming a ghoul.
- Coyote Blue - A man named Sam Hunter gets involved with the Native American trickster Coyote.
- A Dirty Job - A man becomes a sort of Grim Reaper after the death of his wife, saving souls from the Underworld.
- Fluke or I Know Why The Winged Whale Sings - A whale shows up with the words "Bite Me" on its flukes.
- Fool - King Lear from the perspective of the Fool.
- Island of the Sequined Love Nun - A blacklisted pilot discovers a couple taking advantage of a native cargo cult.
- Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal - The New Testament from the perspective of one of Jesus' friends.
- The Griff - A graphic novel documenting an attack on Earth by mythical griffons.
- Sacre Bleu - Set in 1890s Paris it's about the color blue...and the idea that Vincent van Gogh was murdered rather than commiting suicide.
The Pine Cove Novels
- The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove - A giant beast comes out of the water and secretes a pheromone that causes lust.
- Practical Demonkeeping - A demon is accidentally summoned and cannot be banished. The summoner has to deal.
- The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror - An angel tries to grant a boy's wish of bringing Santa Claus back to life and ends up nearly causing a Zombie Apocalypse.
Christopher Moore provides examples of the following tropes:
- Author Catchphrase: "Heinous fuckery" or "Heinous fuckery most foul", often used in explicit descriptions of women's bodies.
- Canon Welding
- Cluster F-Bomb
- Comic Literature
- Crossover Cosmology
- Deadpan Snarker
- Fantasy Kitchen Sink
- Genre Busting
- Lemony Narrator
- San Francisco: Naturally, since he's a San Francisco based writer himself.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Used in Practical Demonkeeping, Lamb, and You Suck
- The Verse: His novels generally take place in the same universe.
- Unfazed Everyman
- Urban Fantasy