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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.
Loved the book. Plot was imaginative, suspenseful, and a little sci-fi.Published 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
I liked the characters, I liked the setting and most of all I liked the ludicrous idea of a love sick sea serpent.Published 10 days ago by Harriet Lee
If you want a book that purely entertaining, something that will keep you laughing and interested and excited for more, pick up any Christoper Moore book. Read morePublished 15 days ago by J.S. Campbell
If you love one of his books, you'll need to read them all. His characters are well fleshed out and return in several of his works. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Bondosan
Amazing unforgettable characters. Quirkily entertaining. Christopher moore's books allow for a fun escape from reality and seriousness. A great read.Published 25 days ago by Kathryn D. Sundquist