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Hardcover, 243 pages
Published January 1st 1988 by Atheneum Books
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Gene
Oct 23, 2012 Gene rated it liked it
This was pretty funny.

Crispin Mobey is a missionary of the Southern Primitive Protestant Church. He's zealous, good-hearted and means well, but is totally incompetent. (To borrow a line from Heinlein, he is incompetent to find his own hat with it nailed to his head.) He also has a big ego that shows clearly sometimes. (He yearns for a high-profile conversion or mass conversion.) Things are left worse by his 'help' in all the stories.

One of the best pieces is when he has psychiatric evaluation. M
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Deb
Sep 26, 2009 Deb rated it it was amazing
This book is 20yrs old & still hilarious. The inside flap sucked me in:hilarious chronicle of the exploits of an all-too-zealous missionary from the Southern Primitive Protestant Church in Abysmuth, Mississippi.
How couldn't you want to read this! Mobey has faith in his heart & not much in his head. He is so willing to "spread the word" & so such a dork he screws up everything he does.
A must read for all!!!
Kenneth
Apr 07, 2010 Kenneth rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-top-20, favorites
One of the great satires, ever. I am shocked that more people have not read this, but I can only attribute it to the fact that this is the one book written under the pen-name of Gabriel Quyth. I laugh out loud every time I pick it up. If you can find an old copy of this somewhere, you really should buy it. Crispin Mobey is hilarious.
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Jan 29, 2011 Joyce rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wishlist
Loved it - looking for another copy to give as a gift.
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