Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Can't Wait Wednesday (147)


Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings to spotlight highly anticipated books.  It is based on the Waiting on Wednesday meme which used to be hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


FROM GOODREADS: San Francisco. Summer, 1947. A dame walks into a saloon . . .

It’s not every afternoon that an enigmatic, comely blonde named Stilton (like the cheese) walks into the scruffy gin joint where Sammy "Two Toes" Tiffin tends bar. It’s love at first sight, but before Sammy can make his move, an Air Force general named Remy arrives with some urgent business. ’Cause when you need something done, Sammy is the guy to go to; he’s got the connections on the street.

Meanwhile, a suspicious flying object has been spotted up the Pacific coast in Washington State near Mount Rainer, followed by a mysterious plane crash in a distant patch of desert in New Mexico that goes by the name Roswell. But the real weirdness is happening on the streets of the City by the Bay.

When one of Sammy’s schemes goes south and the Cheese mysteriously vanishes, Sammy is forced to contend with his own dark secrets—and more than a few strange goings on—if he wants to find his girl.

WHY I CAN'T WAIT:  I have read tons of Christopher Moore and really haven't found a book of his that I didn't enjoy.  Yes, they are odd and quirky but I think they're done well.  I do love the name Stilton and want to learn more about her.  I admit that this synopsis sort of gave me "Welcome to Night Vale" vibes but I hope that isn't the case.  Either way, I'm willing to give it a chance.

WHAT BOOK CAN'T YOU WAIT FOR THIS WEEK????

45 comments:

  1. I've never read this author before, I don't think, and this sounds like it could be a fun read. I am loving the cover, BTW. She looks like an an old school pin up girl, which I am guessing was the point LOL

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    1. I love the cover as well. Moore is such an unconventional author. His books are funny and his characters can be rather snarky. You should check out his vampire trilogy. That's what started my love for him years ago.

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  2. I kinda want to read this book rigth away. I'm obsessed with any books set in the 1940's so this should be a great read for me. :D

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  3. I've not heard of this author before but I do like odd and quirky. Great cover too!

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    1. You should check out A Dirty Job and The Pinecone Trilogy.

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  4. I love Christopher Moore, although I haven't read anything new of his since I started blogging. This one looks fantastic, though!

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    1. It's been a while for me too but I'm anxious for this one.

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  5. one of the reason I love your blog Bar is that I get to learn about all the authors that I never knew existed! You have the best selection of books and authors ever!

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  6. This sounds cute! For some reason, I read that in the voice of a P.I. from the 20's. Maybe it's the cover that did it to me. Either way, sounds interesting! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. I bet the audio would be fun. I don't have much luck with audio books but I know tons of people love them.

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  7. Yes, I loved the sound of this so requested a copy and hoping to start soon. I do like this author.
    Hope you enjoy.
    Lynn :D

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  8. It sounds really good. I haven’t read anything like this, but I think it would be something I would enjoy. Thanks for sharing it.

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  9. This wasn't an author I connected with but I hope you like this as much as his other books!

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    1. Thank you. His characters are rather snarky and his books quite humorous which is fun from time to time. Hope you guys aren't getting hammered with snow.

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  10. I never read any of his books, but the name Stilton does seem like an interesting choice for a character...

    I hope you enjoy this as much as his other works when it comes out! :)

    Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts

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    1. Thanks Sophia and thanks for stopping by.

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  11. Sounds interesting, I have never read this author but I have heard of him.

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    1. You should give him a try. I really enjoyed A Dirty Job.

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  12. I am not familiar with the author but I hope you'll enjoy this book when it comes out!

    My CWW

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  13. Hi, there, Barb! I didn't put up a CWW post today, because I'm STILL trying to catch up with all of my comments and replies from last week. BUT, I wanted to swing by and see what you were featuring. <3 <3 And I LOVE it!!! Yup, "quirky, odd, and weird" are right up my alley, as you know! This one is going right onto my GR shelves!!

    Thanks for sharing! HUGS TO YOU AND THE BOYS, AND WOOF, WOOF, TO THEM!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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    1. P.S. That cover reminds me of the pulp covers of the 1940s and 1950s, as well as of the Bogart movie, "The Maltese Falcon". LOVE it!! :)

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    2. It's horrible when we get behind isn't it. The cover does look like a pulp cover which is what initially attracted me.

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  14. Love it. Those opening lines got me and put smile on my face.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    2. I have not read anything by this author but it does sound like a good book. I hope you get to read this one!

      Mary Can’t Wait Wednesday

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  15. Hm... I've read several of Moore's books and there are some that have me falling about - and a couple that have gone flying across the room! This one sounds great fun, though. I hope you enjoy it, Barb:)

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  16. This sounds interesting! Hope you enjoy it! :)

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  17. This does sound quirky and fun! I'd be really interested how all those different elements come together.

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  18. This sounds like a fun read! :D I hope you enjoy it!

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  19. This one is totally new to me, but it sounds like a fun old school mystery and I love the throwback cover.

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  20. I don't think I've read this author before, but the book has my interest. It sounds really good.

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  21. I really enjoy books from this era. Sounds like one that I will enjoy. Thanks so mcc for sharing it. :)

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  22. Odd and quirky can be a good thing. I hope you enjoy this one!

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  23. I'm really looking forward to giving this a try. My husband already read my eARC and he was laughing like crazy while reading it, so I'm taking that as a good sign!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  24. Never heard of the author but I hope this is another hit for you.

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  25. I love the cover! I wish it was more along tne lines of something I would read because it will look good on a shelf, thats for sure!

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  26. Never read that author before, but it sounds like a book I´d like to read. Wishlist just grew *sigh* Thanks for sharing and happy reading!

    Best wishes
    Vi @Inkvotary

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  27. Oooh! I definitely want to check this one out!!

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  28. I tried one of Moore's books years ago and didn't care for it, but have heard since it wasn't his best. And this one sounds like it will be so much fun. I would like to give him another try someday.

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