Friday, July 25, 2008

Lamb by Christopher Moore

Lamb by Christopher Moore
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ISBN: 978-0-380-81381-0
Back of Book Description:

The birth of Jesus has been well chronicled, as have his glorious teachings, acts, and divine sacrifice after his thirtieth birthday. But no one knows about the early life of the Son of God, the missing years--except Biff, the Messiah's best bud, who has been resurrected to tell the story in this divinely hilarious, yet heartfelt work "reminiscent of Vonnegut and Douglas Adams" (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Verily, the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one, filled with remarkable journeys, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons and hot babes. Even the considerable wiles and devotion of the Savior's pal may not be enough to divert Joshua from his tragic destiny. But there's no one who loves Josh more--Except maybe "Maggie," Mary of Magdala--and Biff isn't about to let his extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a fight.

My Rating: A+

This book blew me away. One of the funniest, most heartfelt books I've ever read. It'll make my top reads this year, I know that already. Biff's character is so loyal to Josh that it sometimes brings you to tears. I've never read a book that could so easily make me laugh and cry, in the same paragraph.

This is a comedy, but it's like The Titanic, you know how the story is going to end. The humor reminded me a bit of Good Omens but, in it's very own way. Christopher Moore has quickly made it to the top of my favorite authors list and I can't wait to read another one by him.

Or to re-read Lamb!

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