The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove by Christopher Moore

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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 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.

 

About Christopher Moore

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Christopher Moore is the author of twelve previous novels: Practical Demonkeeping, Coyote Blue, Bloodsucking Fiends, Island of the Sequined Love Nun, The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove, Lamb, Fluke, The Stupidest Angel, A Dirty Job, You Suck, Fool, and Bite Me. He lives in San Francisco, California.
 
Published October 6, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 320 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This means that perhaps more than 200 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.

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But Moore's sense of humor is more cute than cult: His facile, twisted comic novels have gotten smoother and more blithe over the years, to the point at which The Lust Lizard Of Melancholy Cove, his latest visit to touristy Pine Cove, California, feels like a Reader's Digest reinterpretation of a...

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