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 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.
I just love the characters of Pine Cove. The story line is hilarious and the characters just wonderful. I've fallen in love with the place and am thinking of moving there. Oliver Wyman is possibly my favorite narrator so far (and I've listened to quite a number of audible books). He is able to completely take on the character and gender of the residents of Pine Cove, so much so that he is like a complete cast of actors. He was even able to do a convincing upper class British accent with credibility - and that's coming from a me, a Brit!
I haven't read the print version. Honestly I think this question is not necessary.
So many that it's hard to pick just one. But I loved the scenes where the sea beast, Steve, disguised himself as a mobile home and began "disposing of" town folk who annoyed him.
The lighthearted manner with which this was written and delivered made it a thoroughly enjoyable "read." I was especially impressed with the reader's voices and inflections and just wish someone had told him how to pronounce California names (Junipero with an "H" instead of a "J" for example). But he was so good in his delivery that I easily forgive him this omission in research. I wonder if you have to be from California to really appreciate the zaniness of the characters who are very much everyday folk out here!
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