Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove by Christopher Moore


"The town psychiatrist has decided to switch everybody in Pine Cove, California, from their normal antidepressants t 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 a, shall we say, thing for explosive oil tanker trucks. Suddenly morose Pine Cove turns libidinous and is filled with mysterious crimes, 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.

Strap yourselves in, ladies and gentlemen. It's Christopher Moore time."

My thoughts:

Great book! I liked all the characters - even Steve the Sea Beast and Skinner the dog. I especially liked the ways Steve could camouflage himself to look like ordinary objects.

Date read: 5/12/2007
Book #: 38
Rating: 3* = good
Genre: Fantasy/Humor

ISBN-10: 0380792745
ISBN-13: 978-0380792740
Publisher: Perennial
Year: 2005
# of Pages: 320
Binding: Paperback

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