The town psychiatrist has decided to switch everybody in Pine Cove, California, from their normal antidepressants to placebos, so naturally — well, to be. With in-your-face, South Park-worthy humor that only once slips into the truly offensive, Moore (Island of the Sequined Love Nun) has written the definitive. The town psychiatrist has decided to switch everybody in Pine Cove, California, from their normal antidepressants to placebos, so naturally—well, to be acc.

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How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and chrostopher language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

This thing’s the funniest fiction I’ve yet to see. Apr 30, Marvin rated it really liked it Shelves: I’m sure we’d laugh ourselves stupid. It’s a deeply-humorous book that offers a drastically different experience from virtually all the other novels out there, and if that’s the kind of insanity which attracts you, then I have to wholeheartedly recommend this book for you.

How to write a great review. If you like zany and twisted humor and haven’t read anything by Christopher Moore yet, this is a great place to start.

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When high school English teachers define fiction as “the willing suspension of disbelief”, they should distribute copies of Christopher Moore’s books to their students to illustrate the concept. What would happen if all the inhabitants of a small California town were suddenly off their anti-depressants? Starting with a christipher and ending with a random sea beast named Steve terrorizing and consuming the weaker minded people of Pine Cove, as Theo says – I didn’t get training for this.


While Covr does reuse characters from his previous books as well as reference a few things, on the whole you don’t need to have read the earlier novels to understand this one. This is stronger than his first novel “Practical Demonkeeping” but not as strong as some moote his others.

He is not your typical escapism writer like James Patterson or John Grisham who turn out one load of crap aft I just finished reading this, and as I explained to my fiancee last night when I couldn’t stop reading it: How can you expect a leather clad, broad sword wielding warrior princess to mix with a 80 year old blues singer??? Please review your cart. Warrior Babe of the Wasteland, a sea beast with a vendetta against a wayward bluesman, a psychologist who decides to put the entire town on placebo anti-depressants instead of the real deal, a pharmacist with a fish fetish yes, Christopher Moore ljzard, as always, a genius when it comes to the absurd and warped sense of humor that I enjoy oh-so-much.

As one reviewer said, Christopher Moore must have been laughing his head off while writing The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Orand likely taking hits of nitrous oxide between sentences. Christopher Moore has a twisted sense of humor, his narrative style is Kurt Vonnegut meets the Adams family with a dose of John Steinbeck and a Faulkner chaser. Valerie Riordan, the sole psychotherapist in Pine Cove, California, has switched all her patients’ antidepressants to placebos — a reaction to the apparent suicide of Bess Leander, one of her patients, who, Val thought, might have lived had Val done more talk therapy and less drug therapy.

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One shouldn’t over-analyze anything or try to grasp for some kind of greater melanchloy. This book was my maiden dip into Christopher Moore, who should get a Pulitzer for his titles alone! Cover of American paperback Perennial. Practical Demonkeeping Pine Cove Series.


You’ve successfully reported this review. Theo is the town constable of Pine Cove and boy does he have a rough week ahead of him. Moore’s novels typically involve melanvholy everyman characters suddenly struggling through supernatural or extraordinary circumstances.

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Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers. Yes, both would be best. Somehow, Moore makes each of these people flesh and blood real. Showing of reviews. Val, the aforementioned psychiatrist; H. Yet it remains very funny and entertaining. Which brings me to the synopsis. To view it, click here. This one was better than the last two in the vampire series he was doing, but not as good as some of his more well known books.

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Jan 07, Beth rated it liked it Recommends it for: Island of the Sequined Love Nun. In other words, just another day in Christopher Moore’s brain. From the tale of the Bluesman Catfish Jefferson, to poor Steve the Sea Monster, looking for love in all the wrong fuel trucks, to Molly and her narrator, the story just flowed.

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The title alone is worth the price of the book, which could be substituted most successfully for every antidepressant in the pharmacy.