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Jack has been widowed for close to a year, and his behavior has his friends worried. Arrested for public indecency, Jack insists that he was meeting a moon goddess of desire named Lily. Furthermore, he claims that she can only find him if he waits outside, naked under a full moon. To prevent further troubles with the law, Jack's friends begin taking him to a cabin in the w ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published June 2nd 1997 by Bantam (first published 1989)
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Bark's Book Nonsense
This is a wacky book. I'm not even sure how to classify it really - fantasy/contemporary/comedy. In a nutshell it's about a guy, Jack, who is in love with a moon goddess. His friends, neighbors, and local cops all think he's a loon because he spends one night a month outside, naked as can be, awaiting his lover from the moon (it's the only way she's able to find him).

In an attempt to save him from a permanent stint in jail his friends spend each full moon with him in a cabin located way out in t
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William
A little mushy in places. Somewhat interesting premise and some good quips. Common silly sayings are used through out in a funny way. People interactions are interesting at the beginning but get kind of too sweet and predictable towards the end.
Deborah Ross
Every full moon, the goddess Lilith, she of the sumptuous body, black wings and chicken feet, descends to earth. Initially, she was drawn to Jack to help him recover from the loss of the woman he loved. But when Jack's friends become concerned by his peculiar behavior (getting naked in the full moonlight, to begin with), Lilith can't resist "helping" them with their own love lives. What ensues is sweet and sexy, romantic and hilarious. I can't believe I waited this long to read it!
Amy
I checked this book out of the library numerous times when in college. Perhaps it was because I felt a bit scandalous reading some of the bits - though they are certainly much more tame by my current standards. I just love the quirky characters, magical moments, and ultimately I'm a sucker for an unlikely love story.
David
I got this book based an a review of his latest book called Laughin' Boy. I couldn't find Laughin' Boy anywhere so I got this one instead. A little disappointing. But I still plan on reading Laughin' Boy.
Mindy Haig
Lunatics is one of my favorite books of all time! I re-read it every year or so. It's funny and sad and strange but it all works out in the end. That's my favorite kind of read.
Maria
This was just a really fun read. Great for lazy summer reading. Good fantasy and humorous real-life-ness to it at the same time.
Gypsykat
An interesting, simple little fantasy. Especially interesting that it was written by a man! It's more of a chick book!
Christine
Feb 25, 2011 Christine marked it as to-read
Sounds like it could be good and weird, or super cheesy. Let's hope for the former.
Jewel Walker
A loony love story about a guy named Jack and his beautiful Moon Goddess, Lily.
Ellen
Obviously I am in the minority on this book. Didn't like it at all!!!!
Julie Unruh
What a lovely book, it was funny and quite light reading.
Shawn Looker
Predictable, but fun to read regardless.
Gina Risher
Very fun. Set in Austin.
chrisa
I really enjoyed this book.
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