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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.
He's no Terry Pratchett, but he's pretty darned good. I'm reading them in published order, and the more I read, the better he gets. EnjoyPublished 11 days ago by churchlady
You just can't go wrong with a Christopher Moore book - ever!Published 20 days ago by Amazon Customer
Another great read from Christopher Moore, including a fun return to Pine Cove and its wacky inhabitants who we first met in Practical Demonkeeping. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Greg Foreman
Loved the book. Plot was imaginative, suspenseful, and a little sci-fi.Published 1 month 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 2 months 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 2 months ago by J.S. Campbell