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Mavis first began augmenting her parts in the fifties, first out of vanity: breasts, eyelashes, hair. Later, as she aged and the concept of maintenance eluded her, she began having parts replaced as they failed, until almost half of her body weight was composed of stainless steel (hips, elbows, shoulders, finger joints, rods fused to vertebrae five through twelve), silicon wafers (hearing aids, pacemaker, insulin pump), advanced polymer resins (cataract replacement lenses, dentures), Kevlar fabric (abdominal wall reinforcement), titanium (knees, ankles), and pork (ventricular heart valve).In a nutshell, the plot revolves around a gigantic prehistoric lizard whose slumber deep beneath the ocean surface is interrupted by a radioactive leak from a nearby power plant. At the same time, a woman in Pine Cove hangs herself; the local psychiatrist (who has been prescribing antidepressants to everyone in town with gay abandon) decides the suicide was her fault and yanks everyone's medication; and an elderly black blues singer named Catfish Jefferson arrives to perform at the Head of the Slug saloon. Into this already strange brew mix one schizoid former B-movie starlet, a pot-head town constable, a bereaved local artist, a biologist tracking anomalous behavior in rats, a crooked sheriff, and a pharmacist with a bizarre sexual fixation on sea mammals, and you have a recipe for the kind of madness Moore does so well. --Alix Wilber --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Crazy fun story that you end up getting very involved in and forget it's fictional after awhile! Loved listening to it to the degree sometimes I stayed in my truck to finish a... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Nyah MacKeller
Writing prodigy by age 6, I'll buy it.
I haven't read any of the Pine Cove books in any particular order, and I don't think it's 100% necessary, not yet anyway. Read more
Hilarious book, with some unexpected nuggets of provocative thought. Well worth a read!Published 29 days ago by Adam A. Gaffen
Lust Lizard is a fun little book full of quirky characters and dark humor. Pine Cove will never be the same again. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Delta Stet
Nothing too serious--ever from Christopher Moore. A quirky sense of humor that is a cross between David Sedaris and Carl Hiaasen. Or, maybe not. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Drew Dill
This book was creative, humorous, and original. Still there were a lot of characters and I couldn't establish a strong connection or interest in any of them. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cornelia Amiri and Maeve Alpin
Lively read with vivid characters. Pine Cove may be the place I am looking for to retire in. Home strange home.Published 1 month ago by Kari
Read Practical Demon Keeping first. His books sometimes refer to one another. Great read! Hard to put down.Published 1 month ago by Doc Holloway