Wednesday, January 19, 2005

#5 Coyote Blue by Christopher Moore

My Rating: 9 out of 10 stars

Another great book by Moore! Thanks to yllus for allowing me to borrow this. :)

This book has a lot of elements that really resonated with me as a Pagan: Coyote, the trickster, imperfect Gods, and the Egyptian pantheon later in the book. I also totally related to Calliope and her attitude and outlook on life. I'm somewhat of a hippy myself and most of her ways of looking at things, that seemed so strange to Sam, seemed natural to me. Yeah, she's very much at an extreme in some regards, i.e. calling the ants in the kitchen sink her kitchen pals and refusing to allow Sam to kill them, but I am like that with spiders. I draw the line at ants and any other kind of crawling bug anywhere in the kitchen or where food is prepared or eaten though. But I digress... ;)

Overall, I found this a great book, right up there with all the other Chris Moore books I've read. I've got Lamb here too, but since a number of bookring books just arrived too, I'll be tending to those before I start on Lamb.