The Stupidest Angel (Pine Cove #3)
But not everybody is feeling the joy. Little Joshua Barker is in desperate need of a holiday miracle. No, he's not on his deathbed; no, his dog hasn't run away from ...more
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In a barely fictional California coastal town - that's about two hours from where I live and, to the writer's credit, I feel pretty sure I've been there - the locals of a sleepy tourist town prepare for Christmas. A handful of middle-aged divorcees, lonesome loners, curmudgeons, and crazies bitch and bumble their way through a hair-(and more)-raising couple days. A celestial visitor scares the be ...more
The plot was quite thin but there were tons of funny scenes that made me giggle and snicker (it wasn't funny enough to make me laugh out loud). However I got bored with this book pretty quickly. The humour in this book is very "in your face" type humour. The humour was just so repetitive that it started to get on my nerves after a while and the jo ...more
In another Christmas story, Dale Pearson, evil developer, self-absorbed woman hater, and seemingly unredeemable curmudgeon, might be visited in the night by a series of ghosts who, by showing him bleak v...more
There's nothing more to say here really. I'm throwing in the towel. I am on disc 3 and have been so completely zoned out I feel like I may have to go all the way back to the beginning. I don't know if I'm just distracted, completely humorless or falling into another slump but this book could not entertain me and I have far too many others sitting here to force it upon myself. The angel is indeed stupid as promised but so are most of the other characters (and there are MANY of them) and it's all ...more
This really had some potential, and some of the stuff was downright hilarious. But it did seem to run a bit long at times. Still, Christopher Moore is a funny dude and I'll read more of his stuff.
Plus, the audio was dead-on. The narrator, Tony Roberts, had a great voice for narration and nailed the characters. His delivery of Moore's punchlines was spot on too.
C'mon, washed-up female-battle-warrior cult movie star whos totally nuts (in a friendly crazy neighbor sort of way) married to pot smoking sherrif. DEA helicopeter subcontrac ...more
But not as hilarious as most … matter of fact, looking back on all of them, I think this one is my least favorite. I still liked it, it was still funny and had that Christopher Moore kookiness, even some returns of fun characters.
If you like zombies, you may like this.
But this is not one that I would recommend to begin reading his works. If you have never read any of his books try Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ ...more
This book had me rooting for the poor dippy angel trying to help the poor boy.
I almost dropped this book into the bathtub from laughing so hard.
IT's that cute.
Humor in literature is a very subjective thing. What makes one person laugh his butt off is just dumb and annoying to someone else. I love the humor of Conni ...more
Arghh!! How lame/ irritating/ silly!!
Arghh!! Stop swearing you *******!!
Arghh!! This is not funny, its STUPID!!
The Stupidest angel was a stupid book, with stupid angels, and other stupid and irritating characters and stupid jokes which gave me a headache and were not funny, and I am not stupid enough to read it anymore. I GIVE UP!!
This is typical Moore fare, which is to say, atypical, irreverent, and funny as hell. It's a short, quick read that never takes itself the least bit seriously, and, best yet, it's a Christmas story (I really hope they make a movie out of this, as is allegedly in the wor ...more
"If you're buying this book as a gift for your grandma or a kid, you should be aware that it contains cusswords as well as tasteful depictions of cannibalism and people in their forties having sex. Don't blame me. I told you."
Anyway, I did have a few laughs resulting from the freakish conversations between the undead in the graveyard, and did...more
My favorite scenes were when the dead people would talk to each other in the cemetery. I also liked how a lot of characters were very crochety and not shy about cussing.
Christopher Moore is the greatest at twisted, dark humor :)
Zombies, drunk santas, and warrior women? Sign me up!
Yeah, it was kind of weird, but very well read.
I'm not sure, but I might have liked this more if I ...more
I did like the scene with Molly in the Pine Cove Bait and Tackle and Fine Wine shop. She was my favorite character in the book and I liked the scenes with her. Also, Christmas zombies are always good. Th ...more
Christopher Moore's books seem to be the most addictive for us even with the sometimes dark humor and harsh content. The Stupidest Angel is no exception.
The book is set in Pine Cove, Calif., ...more
"Fear not...for I bring you tidings of great joy. Behold, your Christmas wish has been granted...Not what I would have wished for..."
By the time Raziel, the common sense challenged angel of the title, makes this pr ...more
So there's this town, this normal Christmas-y town, but the residents are a little odd. Not crazy odd, just odd. Then this guy shows up, claiming he's an angel, there to deliver a Christmas miracle. The angel Raziel doesn't get sarcasm, or humans at all, really, but he likes chocolate.
The residents of town get disgruntled, as is normal, when the angel walks in to a bar, asking to be brought a child. He attempts to fulfill a chosen child's Christmas wish, and high ...more
This reminds me of Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris only instead of dead pan serious but funny and painfully realistic like Sedaris, this book is chalked full of oddities (like a talking fruit bat) and is often times on the silly side. They share the dry twisted humor but their approaches are very different. While this Christmas tale delves into the impossible like zombies, Sedaris makes us laugh at our own realities.
Before reading this book, it is important to know that it requires a certain mo ...more
I'm in a grinchy, grumbly, bah humbug mood today. Ordering Christmas presents on-line is easier than fighting through the mall, but it is hard enough to get the Christmas spirit in So Cal, so that doesn't help. It feels kind of stupid.
As did this book, read for one of my reading groups. At least it wasn't as stupid as the stupid Christmas mysteries we have read in years past. But it felt like reading a TV show. Since I don't watch TV anymore, I guess I shouldn't complain, but the guy humor did n ...more
Am upgrading this from 4 stars to 5. After a little time passing, have decided to not penalize this gem because it's a "comedy" -- like the Academy Awards view comedy as less worthy than drama, not acknowledging that comedy is often harder to pull off.
This guy is SERIOUSLY funny and ...more
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Christopher Moore is an American writer of absurdist fiction. He grew up in Mansfield, OH, and attended Ohio State University and Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA.
Moore's novels typically involve conflicted everyman characters suddenly struggling through supernatural or extraordinary circums ...more