Christopher Moore writes some of the most bizarre, deranged, and heart worming stories out there. This was my introduction to his work and after reading his others it is not his best, but, it is still quite funny and entertaining…you may take religious offense to some of Moore’s humor, particularly if you forget that even in the Bible, Jesus was a man.
Lamb is about Biff, yes, Jesus Christ’s childhood pal. He is resurrected in modern day by a cranky, inept angel at Jesus’ request to correct a wrong, the fact that Biff doesn’t have a book in the bible and is never mentioned. The angel puts Biff up in a hotel room to recount his history with Jesus (Joshua by name). There’s some history of Biff and Joshua as small children which is interesting, but, it really takes off finally when Biff and Jesus (Joshua) travel to the east in search of the three wise men who were present at Joshua’s birth. Along the way, Joshua learns about being human, learning and adapting beliefs from other cultures and what it is to be human.
The story is funny, irreverent, touching and sacrilegious at every turn…sometimes for good, sometimes for bad.
It’s worth reading if you can get it cheap, but, if you really want entertaining, try just about any of his other books. I’ll do a review of some of the others later.
If you enjoy this, try:
- Practical Demonkeeping
- Bloodsucking Fiends
- Island of the Sequined Love Nun
- The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove
- Fluke, or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings
- The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror