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)
Moore is one of my favorite authors, one who makes me laugh out loud as I'm listening to my audio book while making my long commute. Delightful story tellung.
Not quite as heady as Lamb and Fool. But, I do love me that Christopher Moore humor.
Always enjoyable combination of Author and Narrator. Fun book it's just not as good as most of Christopher Moore's other stories. This is my second visit to The Cove and I found "Practical Demon Keeping" the better book, but this story still should be read and or listened to by Christopher Moore fans.
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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