Chocolate Lizards: A Novel

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St. Martin's Press, Apr 1, 2007 - Fiction - 256 pages
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When a Harvard-educated aspiring actor loses all of his cash in a poker game, he finds himself stranded in Abilene, Texas. Enter Merle, a hard drinkin', tough talkin', woman lovin' wildcatter who happens to have a job opening. What ensues is a rip-roaring conflagration of unbelievably vibrant characters. In the end, good old Texan gumption wins out, but regardless, Chocolate Lizards is a helluva ride.

"Affable and fun: Thompson's portrayal of an innocent gone (very) far abroad proves irresistibly readable." - Kirkus Reviews


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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A debut novel recounting a young man's sudden initiation into the real world—via the oil fields of central Texas. Erwin Vanderveer, like many northeasterners, believes that America is made up of two ... Read full review

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User Review  - Djupstrom - LibraryThing

It was a little fun...a bit convoluted. It tried to be Hunter S. Thompson...didn't come close. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Cole Thompson works in the West Texas oil fields. He is a graduate of Stanford University. Chocolate Lizards is his first book.

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