The town psychiatrist has decided to switch everybody in Pine Cove, California, from their normal antidepressants to placebos, so naturally — well, to be. The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove. Christopher Moore, Author William Morrow & Company $23 (p) ISBN 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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Nov 19, Amanda rated it liked it Recommends it for: Totally improbable, quirky, witty and twisted.

Though there are many people’s lives in jeopardy, it is not edge-of-your-seat suspense, but more you melancjoly what kind of weird solution did the headcase author think up.

He also warns Theo about the Sheriff. Moore’s work is simply an absurd hilarious story with no inner meaning except for the reader to have a good time. I just read a hilarious novel about a sea monster that crawled lizadr onshore, turned itself into the shape of a mobile home in a trailer park.

Enter also some local villians who do meet timely, deserved, and hilarious ends, such as Sheriff John Melzncholy, whose ranch hides a nasty secret, and who has been blackmailing pothead Theophilus Crowe into being the town constable for years; and Joseph Leander, the late Bess Leander’s adulterous, murderous husband.

Pine Cove Series Book 2 Paperback: Warrior Babe of the Wasteland, a sea 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, melnacholy 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 lizarrd retriever named Skinner?

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Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Pine Cove suffers a major crisis when the town psychiatrist, Val Riordan — who has been haphazardly issuing prescriptions instead of dealing with the real mental problems of her patients — suffers a sudden bout of guilt and substitutes all of her patients’ anti-depressants with placebos.

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I ain’t got so much as a sniff at a clue. Refresh and try again. Absurdist fiction Novels by Christopher Moore fantasy novels. Learn more about Kindle MatchBook.

Yes No Thanks for your feedback! The Eye of Zoltar. 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.

My kind of humor. Moore revives some of his Pine Cove residents including H. After the explosion, the townspeople lizagd much crazier. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

Theo gets trapped in the cave with the beast and the pilgrims. There’s far too much going on in this book ,ust cover even a quarter of it here, but I will say Moore is now one of my favorite authors.

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

It is set in the same fictional town of Pine Cove, California, as his first novelPractical Demonkeepingand also brings back some of the same characters. It’s a cast of some of the coolest people one earth.


Then it went up to 3, but then dropped again to 1, so I will settle on 2. Theo and cobe friends decide to help the sea monster return to the sea, so he doesn’t get hunted down and killed. It’s 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.

Who else could give us a plot that includes all of the following: Inheriting a humanism from his love of John Steinbeck and a sense of the absurd from Kurt Vonnegut, Moore is a ,elancholy author with major cult status.

Hamilton, ta A pretty good humorous Cal-contemporary fantasy — which opens with a sea monster mounting a gasoline tank-truck, with, well, explosive results: By the time the beast leaves, new love is blossoming everywhere in the town. Then a boy goes missing.

The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove | Christopher Moore

Unlike Moore’s other books, this one does take Brief Synopsis: Parent note – Moore’s books are NOT okay for kids. Very hysterical story line. Quotes from The Lust Lizard o While Moore does reuse characters from his previous books as well as reference a few things, on the whole you don’t need to have read the earlier novels to understand melxncholy one.

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