The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove
Author: Christopher Moore
Possibly holding Spoilers
The people of Pine Cove, California start going wild when the local therapist, Valerie, takes her clients off of their medication and puts them on placebos after the death of one of her clients. To add to it, an ancient lizard off the coast moves in, causing all sorts of hilarious havoc, and he’s the size of, oh say, a double wide trailer. Hard to miss, yet nobody sees him. And then there’s Molly, the town celebrity and the town crazy. She’d done a couple of those warrior babe movies. Theophilus, the constable tries to get to the source of the strange happenings around town, such as the gas station blowing up, but it’s not easy when you have to worry about the town celebrity running around in her warrior babe costume and swinging a sword, yelling about the double-wide next door that ate that kid.
This book is a riot and a half of laughter and fun. A giant lizard, naked cult people and Molly the warrior babe. This work of fiction blows comedy right out of the water as does so many of Christopher Moore’s others works such as Fool and Serpent of Venice. With this book I am always thinking of the Murphy’s Law: if it can get worse, it will get worse, except in this case: if it can get funnier, it will get funnier. I never read funny until I picked up this book.
More to come soon…
P.S. Today’s song? Absolutely (Story of a Girl) by Nine Days.