The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove

The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove

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Overview

The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove by Christopher Moore, Oliver Wyman

The town psychiatrist has decided to 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. Trouble is, those lonely slide-guitar notes have also attracted a colossal sea beast named Steve with, shall we say, a thing for explosive 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061770517
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/04/2009
Series: Pine Cove Series , #2
Edition description: Unabridged, 7 CDs, 8.75 Hours
Sales rank: 815,376
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Christopher Moore is the author of fourteen previous novels, including Lamb, The Stupidest Angel, Fool, Sacré Bleu, A Dirty Job, and The Serpent of Venice.

Hometown:

Hawaii and San Francisco, California

Date of Birth:

August 5, 1958

Place of Birth:

Toledo, Ohio

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The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 109 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you've never read Chris Moore, prepare to get hooked! That is, if you're not easily offended by mockery of the religious right,not put off by psychiatric humor, don't mind sympathizing with aging B-movie actresses, and feel OK reading about sex between the latter and a huge green sea reptile named Steve. A reluctant N. California tourist town goes cold turkey on their antidepressants and is soon after visited by the above mentioned Steve, who's attracted to low seratonin levels and, apparently, gas trucks. I could picture this as a movie-that is if the Coen brothers took acid and decided to redo 50's Japanese horror films, this time in 2000 California. Loved the book! Loved the humor, the details, the characters.
APayne More than 1 year ago
But wonderfully entertaining - great ending!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't know if it's because this book was my FIRST Christopher Moore book, but it is definately my FAVORITE Christopher Moore book. Creative, hysterical and touching all at the same time!
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Pine Cove, California, almost everyone celebrates the end of summer as those monsters called tourists finally go home. However, a stunned clinical psychiatrist Dr. Valerie Riordan worries about over-prescribing mind medicine after a patient kills herself especially with statistics claiming suicide for the hard core fifteen percent of depression sufferers. Valerie switches her patients from anti-depressants like Zoloft to placebos.

While the townsfolk turn dispirited yet erotic, the Head of the Slug Saloon hires Mississippi Delta blues singer Catfish. His music attracts Steve a sea beast, a long time fan of the blues singer. Steve recently has been bathing in water supplemented by a nuclear leak. As the town turns psychotic, law enforcement officials augment the chaos.

THE LUST LIZARD OF MELANCHOLY COVE is a satirical bite at the American way of life. The story line is irreverent nuking everything and everyone involved in the chemical reinventing of Americans quite droll. Surprisingly, Christopher Moore's tale, sea beast and all, feels almost genuine as he avoids his previous tendency of going totally over the line of poor taste and remaining there. Anyone who relishes irony at its most humorous best, needs this novel to wash down 'mother's little helper'.

Harriet Klausner

SukyLC More than 1 year ago
Always fun to return to Pine Cove.
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spojo More than 1 year ago
The second of Moore's books I've read and I've told everyone I know to read it now. I love his wacky sense of humor.
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I LOVE MOORE!
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