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The town psychiatrist has decided to switch everybody in Pine Cove, California, from their normal antidepressants to placebos, so naturally—well, to be accurate, artificially—business is booming at the local blues bar. The trouble is those lonely slide-guitar notes have also attracted a colossal sea beast named Steve with, shall we say, a thing for explosive oil tanker trucks.

Suddenly morose Pine Cove turns libidinous and is hit by a mysterious crime wave, and a beleaguered constable has to fight off his own gonzo appetites to find out what’s wrong and what, if anything, to do about it.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “As funny as writing gets.”

    Toronto Star

  • “Reads like Christopher Moore laughed his head off while writing it, quite possibly taking hits of nitrous oxide between sentences…He could win National Book Awards for titles alone.”

    Miami Herald

  • “Moore is Daniel Pinkwater for grownups, but a lot funnier; and his irreverent antics reveal a buoyant wit and surreal authority even while rendering the emotional range, sex life, and murderous tendencies of a sea monster.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Wyman’s soft, congenial voice proves perfect for Moore’s sardonic yet bemused tone, especially when paired with characters such as Constable Theophilus Crowe. Wyman maintains a nuanced and steady narrative while also portraying a cast of multiple species with eccentric and, often, slightly perverted personalities.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Meg | 2/20/2014

    " one of the better C. Moore books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brad | 2/7/2014

    " Little odd and didn't explain some things, but it did have some chapters from a dog's point of view. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Anica | 2/4/2014

    " Not laugh-out-loud funny, but the characters are too bizarre to be entirely fictional, and the story line comes together with such cleverness that I am now looking for a copy of 'Lamb,' and 'Practical Demonkeeping.' "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Julie Tichonchuk | 2/3/2014

    " I always enjoy Christopher Moore books. He has a wonderful sense of humor. His writing is engaging. Just an allover pleasant experience. Next up is another C. Moore book. "

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