Monday, December 08, 2008

Lamb by Christopher Moore

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.

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.

Now this is a fun book with plenty of laugh out loud moments :) And I guess even the believers will enjoy it if they take it with a pinch of salt. Mostly it's just a fun adventure story of two friends with an occasional resurrection thrown in for good measure. My favourite bits were Biff's made up biblical quotes - paha!

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