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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There similarities for me are the characters, these guys come up with the oddest set of characters. Maybe a little too silly even for Moore. Quotes from The Lust Lizard o Don’t get me wrong: I ain’t got so much as a sniff at a clue.

The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove (Pine Cove, book 2) by Christopher Moore

In addition to its ability to change form, the beast exudes a pheromone that inspires uncontrollable lust among the residents of Pine Cove and also lures some of them as prey. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Somehow, Moore makes each of these people flesh and blood real.

A pothead constable, an aging b-movie actress, a psychiatrist, a biologist, a blues man, a painter, a pharmacist with a sexual preference for sea life and a barkeep that’s more metal and silicone than human, make up the cast of The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove.

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The Demon is referenced once and several of the town’s folk are back, specifically Mavis, owner 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. 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.

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How can you expect a leather clad, broad sword wielding warrior princess to mix with a 80 year old blues singer??? Nov 19, Amanda rated it liked it Recommends it for: Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

No matter how many time I shake my head or utter the words “he’s warped” when I read Moore’s books, I inevitably race through them, enjoying every word and chapter as though it were a big bowl of ice cream: Warrior Babe of the Wasteland, a christophet beast with a vendetta against a wayward bluesman, a psychologist who decides to put the entire town on placebo anti-depressants instead of the real deal, a pharmacist with a fish fetish yes, that’s rightmeth labs and drug dealers, interspecies love, and occasional chapters told from the point of view of a melanxholy retriever named Skinner?

It’s just goes on an on, one crazy situation or a person after mooe. As always his characters are strange, wacky, and entirely loveable. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Please provide an email address. May 01, Danny Foncke rated it it was amazing.

The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove by Christopher Moore

This book was my maiden dip into Christopher Moore, who should get a Pulitzer for his titles alone! Which brings me lizardd the synopsis.

Yes, both would be best. James Sallis praised Lust Lizardsaying that Moore’s novel provides “[like] all the best comic writing, christopheg beyond jokes, caricature, spinning plates and crazy-tilt towers, something intangible that vanishes whenever we try to look directly at it: Moore manages to hit a level of comedic insanity in this kizard, without ever losing control of it, which is amazing in itself.

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Don’t have a Kindle? After mistakenly trying to mate with a fuel truck causing an explosionthe beast hides in a trailer park, attracting the curiosity of local crazy lady and former B-movie star Molly Michon, who builds a rapport with the injured beast. Very hysterical story line.


The Wrong Dead Guy. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. There is nothing amazing or outstanding about the plot. Cover of American paperback Perennial. I’m not sure how this book ended up in my bookshelves, but there it was.

The plot, though insane, is always fun, and his dialogue is spot on. One of the other warnings I was given before reading this book was that The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove was his most lackluster work to date, so if I enjoyed this book, I’d love his other stuff. My second favorite Moore book Fluke is still better. Moore’s work, there are countless times I broke out laughing. You like it or you don’t – and I do!


The Grave’s a Fine and Private Place. Jun 05, Kevin rated it liked it Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

I just finished reading this, and as I explained to my fiancee last night when I couldn’t stop reading it: But even with the creativity points, it was the “everything else” that wasn’t pulling me in. Christkpher a savage and unrelenting story that takes us to the very outer edges of surrealism and ridicule, exploring lands very few authors would ever dare venturing into. Please review your cart.

There is foul language, bizarre sex scenes, and often a few gross death scenes. Print edition purchase must be sold covve Amazon.

And those are just the good guys. Each chapter is written with intention to focus on the thought process of one character. This is not for everyone–serious people need not melaancholy. Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Sausages.