Moore Than Words

He’s been called one of the “sickest, naughtiest, and cleverest” authors alive. For Christopher Moore that’s not an insult, but a great honor. His newest work, The Serpent of Venice (a sequel to 2009’s Fool) captures the writer’s signature style in a tale of debauchery.

Crescent Ballroom may be known for a calendar of indie rock shows, but Moore's first-come, first-served reading and signing, sponsored by independent bookseller Changing Hands Bookstore, takes over the venue this week. San Francisco-based Moore has more than a dozen novels to his name. His storytelling spans the genre of satire with a devoted cult following.

The novelist comes to the Valley, specifically 308 North Second Avenue, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 24. Tickets are $35 to $40 and include a copy of The Serpent of Venice. Additional copies are $26.99 each. Visit or for details and to purchase tickets.

Thu., April 24, 7 p.m., 2014
KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Janessa is a native Phoenician. She joined New Times as a contributor in 2013. You can connect with her on social media at @janessahilliard, and she promises you'll find no pictures of cats on her Instagram — but plenty of cocktails.
Contact: Janessa Hilliard