The town psychiatrist has decided to switch everybody in Pine Cove, California, from their normal antidepressants to placebos, so naturally — well, to be. With in-your-face, South Park-worthy humor that only once slips into the truly offensive, Moore (Island of the Sequined Love Nun) has written the definitive. The town psychiatrist has decided to switch everybody in Pine Cove, California, from their normal antidepressants to placebos, so naturally—well, to be acc.
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Meanwhile, Theophilus Crowe, the town constable, investigates a strange suicide, the activities of his corrupt boss, and his adversely affected marijuana mekancholy. This book wasn’t my cup of tea. Jul 11, Donna rated it it was ok. In the Company of Ogres. Dec 04, Michael Grove rated it really liked it.
One of the things that stood out in all the zany events that were taking place is that Mr Moore integrated some scientific elements in the plot which made everything seem even more strange.
I think, though, it’s past time to take a flensing knife and cut to the heart of the Moore Mystique.
Though there are many people’s lives in jeopardy, it is not edge-of-your-seat suspense, moorre more you wondering what kind of weird solution did the headcase author think up. But even with the creativity points, it was the “everything else” that wasn’t pulling me in. Let me know what y’all find.
Please review your cart. The author does nor reveal anything to me in the telling of the story. All I know is that I’ve never laughed so hard while reading. Who else could give us a plot that includes all of the following: The review must be at least 50 characters long. I just read a hilarious novel about a sea monster that crawled up onshore, turned itself into the shape of a mobile chriistopher in a trailer park.
Buy the selected items together This item: Fatty O’Leary’s Dinner Party. The humor is completely bizarre, wacky, and surreal–which is Moore’s hallmark.
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Within the first few pages of ‘The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove’ I was laughing at the dialogue between the sheriff and two Emergency Medical Technicians while a dead woman was hanging from the ceiling. Investigating is stoned constable Theophilus Crowe.
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Yet, it all boils down to a simple, easy read. For this reason, I would love to just sit down and have a conversation with Moore. I find I have to read Moore very carefully,because he slides in hilarious comments at the strangest moments. 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.
This was an abridged version of our review. Well, it’s all good clean dopey romantic fun, though with more smiles than laughs, for me anyway, and not quite as good as this outline sounds — but humor is tricky, and some of you will love it. Jul 18, Lyn rated it really liked it. It started off well, but I enjoyed it less and less as I read. A Love Story Bloodsucking Fiends.
To begin with, the doctor has about a third of the population on antidepressants, but after an obsessive-compulsive patient commits suicide, the good doc Valerie Riordan finds herself at fault.
If you are an avid Moore fan, I would suggest reading this after Demonkeeping, if you have never read Moore before, I would suggest starting with either “Bloodsucking Fiends” or “The Gospel According to Biff. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
It was almost as good as the first read.
Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books. Enter all our other old friends from other novels of Moore’s — Molly Michon, the aging but still-beautiful and deadly Warrior Babe of the Outland well, she wasuntil a stupid accident that wasn’t her fault left her with a scar that got her canned by the movie studio ; Mavis, proprietor of The Head of the Slug originally named “The Head of the Wolf,” but the local Greens decided the name was cruel to animals and forced her to change it ; Dr.
Valerie Riordan, has been rendered dependent on antidepressants.
Pine Cove suffers a major crisis when the town psychiatrist, Val Riordan — who has been haphazardly issuing prescriptions instead of dealing with the real mental problems of her patients — suffers a sudden bout of guilt and substitutes all of her patients’ anti-depressants with placebos. Don’t get me wrong: After that, it gets weirder. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Cover of American paperback Perennial. Returning once again to Pine Cove we can only call this a sequel to “Practical Demonkeeping” in that it takes place in Pine Cove several years after Catch has been taken care of.
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Ships from and sold by Amazon. I loved the way Moorse chose to de Where to start? Cleaning freak Bess Leander has just hung herself. When It’s A Jar. I have since moved on to read several other of his books.
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And just to add to Theo’s already messy life, an old bluesman decides to set up shop at the aforementioned local dive: Complete nonsense, this is a quick read, which leaves the reader as soon as the last page has been turned.
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. The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove is a far-fetched, foul-mouthed, filthy-minded pedestrian, walking the streets of the Land of Make Believe. The dog, Skinner, however, was a different matter.