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:
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
I was intrigued when I saw the cover and read the back cover. It sounded interesting and the price was right, so I picked it up. I finally read it while on vacation in Florida and it was a lot of fun to read. An excellent mix of humor and romance and the paranormal. The only complaint would be that it was so short a read as I finished the entire book the first couple of days and was hungry for more…fortunately by the time I read it there was a sequel and the local bookstore had it, oh joy!
The story centers around Aisling Grey, a professional courier delivery a package in Paris when she learns that she’s a Guardian, i.e. a keeper of the gates of hell. She learns this from Drake Vireo, who stole the package from her. The heat between them is undeniable and she soon learns that Drake is a dragon in human form, the head of one of the four types (septs) of dragons in the world.
I actually laughed out loud several times reading the book, which was enough to convince my wife to read it and now she’s read the entire series and re-reads them again ever year.
If you like this, try her other books in this series and others:
This is the first book of the ACRO (Agency for Covert Rare Operatives) series written under the pseudonym Sydney Croft (actually Larissa Ione and Stephanie Tyler) and is an incredible opener to the series. The novel, unlike many collaborations, doesn’t have the “feel” of something written in collaboration. The writing style is easily approachable and doesn’t throw the reader directly into or frankly even care about ACRO from the start, but builds upon the two main characters for the first few chapters and only after you get familiar and intrigued by the protagonists do you begin to slowly get introduced into this new and strange world.
Cajun Remy Begnaud, an ex-Navy SEAL comes home to his fathers cabin in the swamps of Louisiana as a hurricane approaches only to find the cabin occupied by a beautiful, barely dressed woman named Haley Holmes who convinces him that his father rented her the house for her meteorological research. This is a bad time as we discover, it’s no so much that Remy is going to the cabin to escape the hurricane but because the hurricane is coming to him! He’s a VERY special individual that in some ways controls and in most ways is controlled by storms and they’re related to his libido…the hornier he is, the more intense the storm.
Haley is indeed a meteorologist, well of the “para” kind…she’s actually the because of Remy…there have been reports at ACRO of his relationship to storms and she’s here to observe, protect and recruit for ACRO…any and every way she can.
This book has some of the most intense sex scenes I’ve read in many years….the characters are engaging and you immediately care what happens to them.
Only later in this and further books do I have issues…and it’s just my personal tastes, but, I really do not enjoy male-male sex scenes. It’s not so off putting to put down in this entry in the series; however, it gets more to the center as the head of ACRO is primarily homosexual although he has sex with women as well, but, prefers men.