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.
©1999 Christopher Moore; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers
"Moore is Daniel Pinkwater for grownups, but a lot funnier; and his irreverent antics reveal a buoyant wit and surreal authority even while rendering the emotional range, sex life, and murderous tendencies of a sea monster." (Publishers Weekly)
I really liked this book AND the narrating. Two thumbs up! I was apprehensive at first, but won't hesitate with the bizarre subjects moving forward. :-) I would totally recommend this book :-)
Christopher Moore as always is hilarious, This is not meant for serious hearted and there are certainly moments you need to suspend belief, However your usually laughing to hard to care.
this like all moore's books is a fantasy, a fairy tale of gigantic proportion totally light and funny.
I have listened to many of Moore's books and bought this one reluctantly. The plot seemed silly and I couldn't imagine how a sea beast in a small town would be plausible (if any of his stuff can be described that way) or made entertaining. When it was done, it had become one of my favorites (behind Fool and Lamb). It's hard to say why, though, since the plot was as odd as Moore's usual stuff; it just had that vibe that made it fun and quirky. I smiled a lot. In a way, it reminded me a bit of Hiassen, but without the really tripped out characters (and, of course, that extra touch of whimsy that only a fantasy creature can bring). If you are afraid it's too weird, don't be--it's fun.
My grandchildren think I'm silly when I make up poems for them. My wife thinks I'm silly when I suggest that she should take out the trash, just once. But this book is just too silly.
I am on a journey to listen to everything by Christopher Moore. I only have about 4 Moore titles to go. I was again overly satisfied with this story. Pine Cove is a place where my dreams come true. keeping with the spirit of Mr. Moore's telling of the mishaps and coming of age, The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove is worth your time if you enjoy witty comedy with a dryish sense of humor.
the narration was excellent and the characters were well developed - read this in the order published for maximum enjoyment / my favorite sub-plot involved the artist and the blues singer
This is the second book I've listened to by my main man Chris. First it was the hilarious Dirty Job. I love his work. searching for another. Any recommendations?
Christopher Moore is a fantastic writer that really captures character development, and Oliver Wyman makes those characters so different, and alive with his narration. Definitely recommending to anyone who needs a good laugh.
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