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by Christopher Moore

The town psychiatrist has decided to switch everybody inPine Cove, California, from their normal antidepressants toplacebos, so naturally -- well, to be accurate, artificially -- business is booming at the local blues bar. Trouble is, thoselonely slide-guitar notes have also attracted a colossal seabeast named Steve with a, shall we say, thing for explosiveoil tanker trucks. Suddenly morose Pine Cove turns libidinous and is filled with mysterious crimes, 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.

Strap yourselves in, ladies and gentlemen. It's Christopher Moore time.

Download The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove epub
ISBN: 0380792745
ISBN13: 978-0380792740
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Humor & Satire
Author: Christopher Moore
Language: English
Publisher: Avon Books (P); First Trade Edition edition (August 2000)
Pages: 304 pages
ePUB size: 1481 kb
FB2 size: 1429 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 659
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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 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. So sue me. 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 was laughing at the dialogue between the sheriff and two Emergency Medical Technicians while a dead woman was hanging from the ceiling. You'd think that means the book is dark humor, but it's not. Mr. Moore's work is simply an absurd hilarious story with no inner meaning except for the reader to have a good time. That it did. It certainly did.
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 listened 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
Christoper 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 adventures of Theo the constable of the town, Pine Cove, as he has to deal with his town going crazy, and some monster on the loose destroying tanker trucks and eating paper boys. It is a really fun ride, and I look forward to delving into the third of the Pine Grove series
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Madness... this novel is complete and total madness from beginning to end. Returning once again to Pine Cove we 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, 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.

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 of comedic insanity in this book, without ever losing control of it, which is amazing in itself. 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 you have never read Moore before, I would suggest starting with either "Bloodsucking Fiends" or "The Gospel According to Biff." Still I highly recommend this to Moore fans, it's a fun ride and you will find yourself giggling throughout.

Parent note - Moore's books are NOT okay for kids. There is foul language, bizarre sex scenes, and often a few gross death scenes.
This is my 4th Moore book, and I enjoyed it almost as much as the previous three. I say 'almost' because, while it is a very good book, I didn't find it to be as laugh-out-loud funny as some of his others. No worries though. 'The Lust Lizard...' is filled with just the type of characters that we've come to expect and love from Mr. Moore. The pot-head slacker Constable...the washed up 'crazy' B movie actress...the bitchy half-bionic bar keep...a blues singer from the bayou who's 'got the blues on him'...the materialistic town psychiatrist who tries to make her wrongs right...and a whole bunch more who are just as screwed up.

I definitely recommend this if you're at all interested. However, if this is your first trip through a Christopher Moore book, I don't know that I'd recommend starting here. You may want to try 'The Sequined Love Nun', or 'The Stupidest Angel'. Those two are hilarious. Of course, you can always start here too...I just found it to be a bit more subdued in its humor. Overall, I just LOVE Mr. Moore, and can't wait to start my next book of his. I think I'm gonna go with 'Lamb' this time around. I know I won't be disappointed!