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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This story returns to Pine Cove, where the inhabitants are going a little nuts, because in a fit of misplaced guilt, the local psychiatrist has kust all of her patients off their antidepressant medications. The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove is a far-fetched, chrristopher, filthy-minded pedestrian, walking the streets of the Land of Make Believe. Theo is the town constable of Pine Cove and boy does he have a rough week ahead of him.

The dog, Skinner, however, was a different matter. This copy is signed by the author Christopher Moore. One shouldn’t over-analyze anything or try to grasp for some kind of greater meaning. Ideally for those moments you really do not want to question what you’re reading but just want to enjoy it.

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Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: This is stronger than his first novel “Practical Demonkeeping” but not as strong as some of his others. Except Moore writes with heart and laughter, he develops fucked up characters who are human, fun and endearing. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. The absurd and hilarious doesn’t present itself much before 70 to 80 pages in, but to his credit, he is developing characters during that time.


As autumn leaves fall, her patients go into withdrawal and self-medicate, en masse, with alcohol.


As you may be able to guess from the title, this is not serious literature. 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.

Moore revives some of his Pine Chrisgopher residents including H.

Meanwhile, Christooher Crowe, the town constable, investigates a strange suicide, the activities of his corrupt boss, and his adversely affected marijuana habit. But you don’t get any respite from all the exaggerations. The title should be at least 4 characters long. How to write a great review. Now, I didn’t read the synopsis of this book because someone warned me that Harper Moore’s publisher tends to ruin some of the funnier moments with their blurbs, so I went into this book blind, aside from the title of course.

And those are just the good guys. Christopher Moore writes for people who like to stretch the suspension of disbelief to extremes, who find salty cobe delightful and who think that weird stuff is just a part of life.

Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits. 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.

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Maybe a little too silly even for Moore.

The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove by Christopher Moore

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Sausages. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. 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.

The plot is wacky and unbelievable; in other words, vintage Moore. Absurdist fiction Novels by Christopher Moore fantasy novels. I’m not sure how this book ended up in my bookshelves, but there it was. 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. He has awareness that he is writing escapism and I like that. Lightspeed Magazine, August That makes the utter ridiculousness of naming a sea monster Steve adorable and hilarious.

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If you haven’t read the first book and would like to start with this one, feel free to do so at your discretion. The Grave’s a Fine and Private Place.

As the reader, I believe it is best to adopt the perspective that this is simply an adventure about having fun and letting go. Christoper Moore is one of the few authors that can make me laugh out loud while reading their books. The characters stand out like glo-sticks at a rave.