Book Review: The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove by Christopher Moore

Leave common sense at the door, it is time for more Christopher Moore. His book, “Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove” makes the “Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy” seem like a Nobel Prize winning physics thesis.

The book shows what happens when a pot smoking sheriff, an insane B-movie actress, a guilt ridden psychiatrist and a biologist interested in the migratory patterns of rats, all living in a sleepy northern California town (Moore is from San Francisco) face a one hundred foot long, five thousand year old sea monster who traps his/her prey by making the victims deliriously horny. OK, weird. It gets better. Throw in a murder, a drug cartel, a blues singer and a cult and you get a great book.

This was a great, easy read. It was funny, dirty and illogical. All that makes a book mindless but very fun. The one liners will actually make you laugh out loud. This is not the first Christopher Moore book I read and not the best, but it definitely was worth the three hours to read.

By the way, did I mention the pharmacist who had a sexual fetish for fish?


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