yrorsevarges, May 5, 2010 (view all comments by yrorsevarges)
I love Christopher Moore but this is one of his best! Written with plenty of irreverence and a healthy over dose of blasphemy, Mr. Moore still manages to make the characters likable and (of all things) believable. I recommend this to every person I see reading a book!
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K.P., October 3, 2008 (view all comments by K.P.)
Deft and sarcastic. Christopher Moore's fictional conclusions about the missing years of Christ's life are profound as well as entertaining. Fiction with just enough "truth" to keep one guessing if he is serious or not. Read it. Hate it, love it, just read it.
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Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
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by Tasha Robinson, The Onion,
"In inventing his own conflicted, determined Jesus — one who found His conviction one step at a time instead of emerging from the manger fully formed and ready to preach — Moore is endlessly, wryly creative."
by School Library Journal,
"The style is smooth, drawing readers into the story seamlessly except for the need to laugh out loud every page or two....In an excellent afterword, the author explains the choices he made in writing the novel, which will fascinate would-be writers, as well as provide a rebuttal for the book's likely critics."
by John Green, Booklist,
"[A]s in Moore's other books, the jokes, ranging from the sublime to the sophisticated to the utterly sophomoric, make the book. What Lamb lacks in theological sophistication it more than compensates with mirth....simply impossible not to laugh."
by Harper Collins,
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 the 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 Joshuafrom 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.
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