The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove (Pine Cove #2)
The town psychiatrist has decided to switch everybody in Pine Cove, California, from their normal antidepressants to placebos, so naturallyâ€”well, to be accurate, artificiallyâ€”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 tr...more
The Publisher Says: 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, ...more
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 ...more
The Characters: A ...more
You have to be high to read this.
Or both. Yes, both would be best. Otherwise, the sheer amount of exaggerations would make you crazy.
With its title alone, you have to assume you'd have to suspend your disbelief completely. I don't mind that at all. It is supposed to be a silly book after all. But you don't get any respite from all the exaggerations. It's just goes on an on, one crazy situation or a person after another. After a while one gets tired of it.
I wonder if I am too serio ...more
This one is set in his Pine Cove creation and concerns a Puff the magic dragon with a decidedly lascivious nature.
Крайморски град, пълен с депресирани хора и чудовище, което се храни с тях – каква невероятно забавна атмосфера! “Похотливецът от град Тъга“ съчетава тъгата на септември с разбирането на човешката душа и ги въплъщава в себе си със завиден писателски талант и фантазия.
Аз лично не се бях забавлявала така с мисленето на чудовище от Хайнлайновата „Звездния звяр“ и “Похотливецът от град Тъга“ ме върна във времената, в които книгите се пишеха от майстори, а не о ...more
Unlike Moore's other books, this one does take ...more
This book was my maiden dip into Christopher Moore, who should get a Pulitzer for his titles alone! Who can pass up a title like this? I have since moved on to read several other of his books.
Totally improbable, quirky, witty and twisted. My kind of humor.
From the tale of the Bluesman Catfish Jefferson, to poor Steve the Sea Monster, looking for love in all the wrong fuel trucks, to Molly and her narrator, the story just flowed. I loved the way Moorse chose to de ...more
Esta novela me ha recordado mucho a 'El ángel más tonto del mundo'. O al menos me ha recordado a lo que recuerdo de 'El ángel más tonto del mundo'. Algo es algo, que uno ya no tiene la cabeza en tan buen estado como hace 10 años largos.
La historia en sí no tiene demasiada chicha. Parece más b ...more
Still in Pine Cove, California, some of the same characters (and the new ones) again must confront something supernatural, although the giant Sea Beast “lizard” comes from deep in the ocean and has only one non-known animal cha ...more
The story starts out nice and simple. A new sheriff comes to town. Greetings all around. Everything is fine. Nothing to see here. But then, naked people keep showing up everywhere. Fucking in the park. Fucking on the sidewalk. Fucking on the ...more
It doesn’t improve matters that the sea monster, Steve, has the pre-evolutionary ability ...more
I love his Pine Cove characters the way I love Terry Pratchett's Night's Watch. :) Theo and Molly are quickly working their way into my favorite characters list (followed by Skinner the Dog). There's something of the unexpected hero in Theo and perhaps an unexpected pragmatist in Molly.
The first book I read of Moore's had the same effect that Monty Python's Holy Grail had on me all those years ago. A sort of bemused wonder at being dragged into suddenly new and unfamiliar territory. I must one d ...more
He has found a comfortable home in romping, playful send-ups in the horror genre. I wouldn't call his books satire; he seems to have too much genuine affection for the field to be that biting. But there is no question the books choose humor over trying to scare the bejeezus out of the reader.
Lust Lizard was perfect beach fare (and yes, I read it during a couple of days in Hawaii). It was light, playful, and silly enough to encourage me to rea ...more
First chapter was the best. Loved the debate about the Amish af ...more
*Not that I pick favorites. I love everything the same.
Christopher Moore is an American writer of absurdist fiction. He grew up in Mansfield, OH, and attended Ohio State University and Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA.
Moore's novels typically involve conflicted everyman characters suddenly struggling through supernatural or extraordinary circums ...more