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Cleaning freak Bess Leander has just hung herself. Investigating is stoned constable Theophilus Crowe. This means that perhaps more than of her patients are slated for self-exit, despite her widely dispensed pills—for which she gets a kickback from the local druggist, a dolphin fetishist. When her qualms overcome her, Val instructs the druggist to replace the pills with placebos. As autumn leaves fall, her patients go into withdrawal and self-medicate, en masse, with alcohol. 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.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. 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 local blues bar.

Trouble is, those lonely slide-guitar notes have also attracted a colossal sea beast named Steve with, shall we say, a thing for explosive oil tanker trucks 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 local blues bar.

Trouble is, those lonely slide-guitar notes have also attracted a colossal sea beast named Steve with, shall we say, a thing for explosive oil tanker trucks. 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. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Does one need to have read the first book for this one to make sense? Ana No, not at all. In fact, I read all 3 out of order. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Over a third of the population served by local Dr. Valerie Riordan, has been rendered dependent on antidepressants. Investigating the death, is the stoned town constable, Theophilus Crowe. Val next blackmails fish-fetishist and local pharmacist Winston Krauss into giving all antidepressant users in town placebos instead of their regular medication.

As the antidepressants wear off, a hilariously uncontrollable erotic revolution takes place in the formerly groggy and uninspired population. A simultaneous nuclear plant leak into the ocean awakens a serotonin-deficit sea beast named Steve, who descends on the town, who is disguised occasionally as a double-wide mobile home.

Fifty years ago down on the Delta, Catfish first met the Sea Beast, the hundred foot creature, Steve, that loved his steel guitar sound and has now risen from the depths.

This is laugh out loud funny and a bit zany at times. This copy is signed by the author Christopher Moore. View all 10 comments. Apr 22, Richard Derus rated it liked it. Rating: 3. Suddenly, morose Pine Cove turns libidinous and is hit by a mysterious crime wave, Rating: 3. My Review : Am I too old for this humor to make me do more than chuckle quietly and without conviction? Has my curmudgeonly mask become my face? I'd say an instant yes and move on, light of heart and wreathed in smiles, were it not for this: 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.

So up from the Mount of Despairing Good-Enough books! Yay, right? I think, though, it's past time to take a flensing knife and cut to the heart of the Moore Mystique. Let me know what y'all find. I ain't got so much as a sniff at a clue. Why does Good-Enough transmogrify into sales and gales of laughter?! Quick, someone post an excuse for laughing above the level a work deserves, I'm afraid my face will freeze this way!

View all 5 comments. Jul 18, Lyn rated it really liked it. Christopher Moore has a twisted sense of humor, his narrative style is Kurt Vonnegut meets the Adams family with a dose of John Steinbeck and a Faulkner chaser.

Very funny. This one is set in his Pine Cove creation and concerns a Puff the magic dragon with a decidedly lascivious nature. Jan 07, Beth rated it liked it Recommends it for: those with strange sense of humor.

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.

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 ice cream: deliciously satisfying and fun, fun, fun.

Really, what other author can make you believe that a se 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.

Really, what other author can make you believe that a sex-starved prehistoric sea monster and a former soft-porn actress have a deep, romantic relationship? 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. View 1 comment. Feb 13, Edward Lorn rated it it was amazing. I've heard many good things about Christopher Moore, but mostly I've heard that I'd love his sense of humor.

In life, I take two things seriously: The health and security of my family. Everything else is fair game. If you can riff on religion, politics, sex and the overall human condition, in a thought-provoking, sarcastic manner, you will find a friend in me.

For this reason, I would love to just sit down and have a conversation with Moore. I'm sure we'd laugh ourselves stupid. The Characters: 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. And those are just the good guys. Somehow, Moore makes each of these people flesh and blood real.

I love well drawn characters, no matter how outlandish, and Moore delivers by the bucket-load. 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. When Steve the Sea Beast finds his first lover around page 60, I almost lost my mind laughing. Which brings me to the synopsis. Harper actually covers that scene in the blurb, so I was very happy I skipped the spoiler.

There's far too much going on in this book to cover even a quarter of it here, but I will say Moore is now one of my favorite authors. 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.

We'll see about that. All I know is that I've never laughed so hard while reading. The last forty pages of this novel had my sides hurting. The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove is a far-fetched, foul-mouthed, filthy-minded pedestrian, walking the streets of the Land of Make Believe. If you like your humor lewd and crude, but interlaced with witty social commentary, you will adore Christopher Moore.

Jul 23, Gabrielle rated it it was amazing Shelves: reviewed , funny , fantasy , own-a-copy , cheer-up. What would happen if all the inhabitants of a small California town were suddenly off their anti-depressants? Well, the local bar would probably see a boom in business. The general libido would also probably go up a notch.

Some people's behavior might become a bit erratic. All this would make life more than a little complicated for the small town's adorable and hopelessly high police constable, Theo. And just to add to Theo's already messy life, an old bluesman decides to set up shop at the afor What would happen if all the inhabitants of a small California town were suddenly off their anti-depressants?

And just to add to Theo's already messy life, an old bluesman decides to set up shop at the aforementioned local dive: his menlancholy tunes wake up an ancient beast with an axe to grind… and weird urges to fulfill. If the idea of a mildly insane B-movie actress and a sea monster having a deep romantic bond is something that weirds you out, my advice is to not read this book.

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

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The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove

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 local blues bar. Trouble is, those lonely slide-guitar notes have also attracted a colossal sea beast named Steve with, shall we say, a thing for explosive oil tanker trucks. 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. Several characters from the earlier novel return in this one. A brief reference to the events of Practical Demonkeeping is made towards the end of the novel. Chapters are further subdivided into sections by the primary character in each section.

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