Book Review: The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove

In my ongoing quest to read everything Chris Moore commits to paper, I've hit upon his psychotpharmacology/sea monster saga The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove. What do the two have in common you ask? Apparently serotonin and, oh yeah, humping. Steve, the titular "Lust Lizard" is my new favorite horny sea monster. When the town shrink loses a client to suicide, she blames the Prozac and replaces all her client's medications with placebos. Lucky for Steve, who has a particular magnetism to the depressed, and special prehistoric needs.

Set in Moore's oft visited Pine Cove, Lust Lizard is populated by some of the same amazing characters as Practical Demonkeeping and Stupidest Angel. New to this one is Catfish Jefferson a blues man with inside info on the monster. Catfish may be my favorite of Moore's creations so far; he's foulmouthed and saucy and makes old people sex a bearable literary experience.

This author inspires me. The pieces of his stories are so seemingly unconnectable, he must have a magic wand to make them fit. Brilliant. Read it.

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