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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I loved the way Moorse chose to describe things- ie “It wasn’t that their the townpeople anxiety was gone, but rather that it ran off their backs like warm rain off a naked toddler who had just discovered the splash and magic of mud”. The characters stand out like glo-sticks at a rave. Do you think I could have carpal tunnel? Yet, it all boils down mslancholy a simple, easy read. Fifty years ago down on the Delta, Catfish first met the Sea Beast, a hundred-foot creature that loved his steel guitar and that has now risen from the depths, awakened by a sexy nuclear radiation leak, to blister the countryside with radiant energies of lust.

However, the novel is well worth the time of anyone who already enjoys Moore or is discovering him for the first time. Apr 26, John of Canada rated it really liked it Shelves: ,ust reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

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

Jul 13, Susan rated it really liked it. Sep 03, Kwoomac rated it it was ok Shelves: The Rise and Fall of D. Theo and his friends decide to help the sea monster return to the sea, so he doe I’m not sure how this book ended up in my bookshelves, but there it was.

The Rules of Magic. After blackmailing the fish fetishist and pharmacist, she ensures that all of her patients are now receiving placebos instead of the real medication they need.


Cleaning freak Bess Leander has just hung herself.

This did not concern me. Jun 13, Jamie Collins rated it it was ok Shelves: Roger, Sausage and Whippet. He is not your typical escapism writer like James Patterson or John Grisham who turn out one load of crap aft I just finished reading this, and as I explained to my fiancee last night when I couldn’t stop reading it: It is supposed to be a silly book after all.

A Trove of Black Humour and Absurdity Virtually all of the characters in this book go through trials and tribulations of their own, and while realistically-speaking some of them wouldn’t make for a laughing matter, Moore manages to twist it into the realms of comedy. The plot, though insane, is always fun, and his dialogue is spot on. I think there was always some scrawny dreamer sitting at the edge of the firelight, who had the ability to imagine dangers, to look into the future in his imagination and see possibilities, and therefore survived to pass his genes on to the next generation.

There is nothing amazing or outstanding about the plot. Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available. This thing’s the funniest fiction I’ve yet to see.

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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 thf blues bar. The Management Style of the Supreme Beings. When high school English teachers define fiction as “the willing suspension of disbelief”, they should distribute copies of Christopher Moore’s books to their students to illustrate the concept.

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The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove

Od, fearful of a workman’s comp lawsuit, prescribes oven mitts, strapped on with duct tape. Complete nonsense, this is a quick read, which leaves the reader as soon as the last page has been turned.


You like it or you don’t – and I do! 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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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 taken all of her patients off their antidepressant medications. Read more Read less. Moore’s novels typically involve conflicted everyman characters suddenly struggling through supernatural or extraordinary circums Librarian Note: Feb 13, Edward Lorn rated it it was amazing. 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.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. But you don’t get any respite from all the exaggerations. James Sallis praised Lust Lizardsaying that Moore’s novel provides “[like] all the best comic writing, something beyond jokes, caricature, spinning plates and crazy-tilt towers, something intangible that vanishes whenever we try to look directly at it: 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.

I could not stop laughing. Speaking of the people, I’d say that this book has hands-down one of the most diverse casts you’ll ever find in a book. Paperbackpages.