The town psychiatrist has decided to switch everybody in Pine Cove, California, from their normal antidepressants to placebos, so naturally — well, to be. With in-your-face, South Park-worthy humor that only once slips into the truly offensive, Moore (Island of the Sequined Love Nun) has written the definitive. The town psychiatrist has decided to switch everybody in Pine Cove, California, from their normal antidepressants to placebos, so naturally—well, to be acc.
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The town psychiatrist has decided christo;her switch everybody in Pine Cove, California, from their normal antidepressants to placebos, so naturally—well, to be accurate, artificially—business is booming at the local blues bar.
The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove by Christopher Moore
Trouble is, those lonely slide-guitar notes have also attracted a colossal sea beast named Steve with, shall we say, a thing for lizarc oil tanker trucks. Suddenly, morose Pine Cove turns libidinous and is hit by a mysterious crime wave, and a beleaguered constable has to fight off his own gonzo appetites to find out what’s wrong and what, if anything, to do about it.
He lives in San Francisco, California.
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It’s a Christopher Moore story, so you know some people will die in funny manners. This did not concern me.
The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove
The dog, Skinner, however, was a different matter. I hoped that Steve wouldn’t have him as a snack. I know, I know, I have messed up priorities. The author’s story is more an ensemble cast than one or two protagonists and they’re all quirky characters. As usual with Mr. Moore’s work, there are countless times I broke out laughing. Though there are many people’s lives in jeopardy, it is not edge-of-your-seat suspense, but more you wondering what kind of weird solution did the headcase author think up.
Within the first few pages of ‘The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove’ I melsncholy laughing at the dialogue between the sheriff and two Emergency Medical Technicians while a dead woman was hanging from the ceiling.
You’d think lf means the book is dark humor, but it’s not. Moore’s work is melxncholy an absurd hilarious story with no inner meaning except for the reader to have a good time. Audio CD Verified Purchase. I am a Christopher Moore fan and this book is a great representation of his style. Its a raunchy, quirky and filled with crazy characters. I liked the out of this world premise and enjoyed the fact that the story centered around a 20 foot lizard.
One of the things that stood out in all the zany events that were taking place is that Mr Moore integrated some scientific elements in the plot which made everything seem even more strange. I chriztopher to the audibook and the narrator did a fantastic job, he really made the story come alive. I had a lot of fun reading this and would recommend it for someone who likes a different kind of story.
Reader beware it has sex, strong language and inter species fornication – this of course is what makes it so much fun. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Hte Moore is one of the few authors that can make me laugh out loud while reading their books. This one was no different. There is a fantastic cast of characters filling out this book, from the Stoner Constable, to the Southern Bluesman name Catfish, and of course the B-Movie actress with her own internal Narrator.
This story follows the lusr of Theo the constable of the town, Pine Cove, as he has to deal with his lisard going crazy, and some monster on the loose destroying tanker trucks and eating paper boys. It is coe really fun ride, and I look forward to delving into the third of the Pine Grove series.
One person found this helpful. Returning once again to Pine Cove kust can only call this a sequel to “Practical Demonkeeping” in that it takes place in Pine Cove several years after Catch has been taken care of.
The Demon is referenced once and several of the town’s folk are back, lizarv Mavis, melanvholy of the “Head of the Slug” tavern, Jenny – Still working as a waitress, and HP, who is still recovering from Pine Cove’s last battle with the bizarre.
Theo is the town constable of Pine Cove and boy does he have a rough week ahead of him. Starting with a suicide and ending with a random sea beast named Steve terrorizing and consuming the weaker minded people of Pine Cove, as Theo says – I didn’t get training for this.
The maddening series of events that drives this novel to its completely insane and fun filled ending includes the town shrink replacing everyone’s meds with placebos, a mad biologist studying rats and chasing them all over town, A washed up and completely insane B-Movie queen tearing about town wielding a sword and wearing only her barbarian bikini, Theo’s boss – The sheriff who has a few secrets of his own and Catfish – a blues singer who has seen Steve the Sea Beast before.
Moore manages to hit a level mepancholy comedic insanity in this book, without ever losing control of it, which is amazing in coove. As always his characters are strange, wacky, and entirely loveable. The plot, though insane, is always fun, and his dialogue is spot on. All Moore fans have their favorite book, this is rarely listed, the reason being that many of his others Bloodsucking Fiends, Biff, and Dirty Jobs have much stronger plotlines while retaining the completely mad characters that everyone falls in love with.
This is stronger than his first novel “Practical Demonkeeping” but not as strong as some of his others. If you are an avid Moore fan, I would suggest reading this after Demonkeeping, if chrisfopher have never read Moore before, I would suggest starting with either “Bloodsucking Fiends” or “The Gospel According to Biff.
Parent note – Moore’s books are NOT okay for kids. There is foul language, bizarre sex scenes, and often a few gross death scenes. It was almost as good as the first read. This thing’s the funniest fiction I’ve yet to see. The characters stand out like glo-sticks at a rave. It’s a cast of some of the coolest people one earth. And the star of the show: I just read a hilarious novel about a sea monster that crawled up onshore, turned itself into the shape of a mobile home in a trailer park.
Until someone walked up to the door. Which opened and ate them. After that, it gets weirder.
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