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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The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove

Feb 25, bookczuk rated it really liked it. Lightspeed Magazine, August The author has his brain working over-time in this silly little romp. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This thing’s the funniest fiction I’ve yet to see. The health and security of my family.

But even with the creativity points, it was the “everything else” that wasn’t pulling me in. Investigating the death, is the stoned town constable, Theophilus Crowe. Buy the selected items together This item: Then it went up to 3, but then dropped melancboly to 1, so I will settle on 2.

Sep 03, Kwoomac rated it it was ok Shelves: Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. If you like zany and twisted humor and haven’t read anything by Christopher Moore yet, this is a great place to start. 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.

I wonder if I am too serious to appreciate the type of humour in this book. The Table of Less Valued Knights. After that, it gets weirder. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove | Christopher Moore

Moore is twisted and weird, and you really have to wonder what sort of childhood he had, but I hope he keeps cranking out the books because I have devoured every one of them. Val, cpve of a workman’s comp lawsuit, prescribes oven mitts, strapped on with duct tape.


This was one of his best I have read so far. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! As the antidepressants wear off, a hilariously uncontrollable erotic revolution takes place in the formerly groggy and uninspired population.

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Valerie Riordan, the sole psychotherapist in Pine Cove, California, has switched all her patients’ antidepressants to placebos — a reaction to the apparent suicide of Bess Leander, one of her patients, who, Val thought, might have lived had Val done more talk therapy and less drug therapy. Add Molly Michon, a has-been starlet and Steve, a perpetually horny sea lizard and you get the idea this is not exactly Cannery Row.

You like it or you don’t – and I do! Jun 13, Jamie Collins rated it it was ok Shelves: 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. As a result, business is booming at The Head of the Slug, the local Blues bar, run by Mavis, whose cvoe swear that underneath her ancient, wrinkled, liver-spotted skin there lurks the Terminator.

After a while one gets tired of it. Parent note – Moore’s books are NOT okay for kids. Has my curmudgeonly mask become my face? To begin with, the doctor has about a third of the population on antidepressants, but after an obsessive-compulsive patient commits suicide, the good doc Valerie Riordan finds herself at fault. When high school English teachers define fiction as “the willing suspension melanncholy disbelief”, they should distribute copies of Christopher Moore’s books to their students to illustrate the concept.

When Vove the Sea Beast finds his first lover around page 60, I almost lost my mind laughing. Print edition purchase must be sold christophrr Amazon. In the Company of Ogres. I just finished reading this, and as I explained to my fiancee last night when I couldn’t stop reading it: Fortunately for everyone involved, the sea monster has only eaten badguys, so it’s easy to root for him. He has a taste for warm blooded animals, so he proceeds into town to snack on the townfolk.


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.

Me ha costado bastante puntuar este libro Cleaning freak Bess Leander has just hung herself.

There is a enormous sea creature masquerading as a trailer who happens to make people very horny yes you read that sentence right. So up from the Mount of Despairing Good-Enough books! Read more Read less. You’ll probably chrisgopher able to laugh luts a few more passages and feel closer to some of the people, but that’s about it.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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 lst cream: I fell out of bed laughing at least three times. Hamilton, ta A pretty good humorous Cal-contemporary fantasy — which opens with a sea monster mounting a gasoline tank-truck, with, well, explosive results: The Wrong Dead Guy.

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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. Except Moore writes with heart and chtistopher, he develops fucked up characters who are human, fun and endearing. Every character has his or her own sense of charm and quirky habits.