The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror (Pine Cove #3)
'Twas the night (okay, more like the week) before Christmas, and all through the tiny community of Pine Cove, California, people are busy buying, wrapping, packing, and generally getting into the holiday spirit.
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 fro...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
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
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 :)
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!!
Zombies, drunk santas, and warrior women? Sign me up!
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
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
This wasn't quite as funny as I expected it to be, but I think since reading A Dirty Job as my first Moore novel, my expectations for the rest have been unrealistically high. I still laughed all through the book though, and drove my husband crazy reading him f...more
Instead of attempting to explain this book I thought I would just share an example of why I liked it so much:
Winter denial: therein lay the key to California Schadenfreude- the secret joy that the rest of the country feels at the misfortune of California. The country said: "Look at them, with their fitness and their tans, their beaches and their movie...more
Unlike "A Dirty Job" or "Lamb", this book took me a while to really appreciate. Initially, the humor seemed forced, as though Moore did as he said in his forward: a friend suggested he write a Christmas book and he replied "'kay."
But as with all of his books, he can take the absurd and make it believable and compelling and absolutely hysterical. Once the story got going, it became...more
To take it one step further, I feel this is best book to read around christmas. I have even purchased 5 extra copies of the book to loan out to friends for the season.
So, it has among other things: a stoner cop, a hallucinating B-movie actress, one dead Santa, and a few undead, a child with a Christmas prayer and a very stupid angel. Did I mention a Fruit-bat, sporting Raybans? All these and more, residing in the small town of Pine Cove, California, and causing mayhem galore. But in the true spirit of Christmas, things...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
A ideia principal da história é interessante: um anjo que vem satisfazer o desejo de uma criança que apenas pode ser cumprido se houver uma intervenção divina. Esta criança vê o Pai Natal ser morto com uma pá e o que é que ela deseja? Que o Pai Natal volte a viver para salvar assim o dia de Natal. Em poucas...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
The book opens with a few misunderstandings which culminate in a nasty evil property developer in a santa suit accidentally getting killed. Josh (age 7) sees what happens, thinks Santa is no more. He wishes Santa could come back from the dead. Oops.
This is a wonderfully funny book. The best yet of the three Christopher Moore books I have so far read. It is perfect for...more
Moore's usual wit and snark were out in full force, and there were some passages of comedic genius. However, I felt this was definitely a book written specifically for fans. The characters weren't detailed fully enough for the book to serve as an introduction to Moore by any...more
The premise of this one is hysterical -- a dumb angel wins the rights to perform a Christmas miracle on earth, but bungles it in a spectacularly wrong way.
If the author had followed the angel and explored his whole motivation and angle, I think it would have been wry and fascinating. Instead, he chose to focus on the lame and unfunny residents o...more
The story is heartwarming and not at all terrifying, but it's just as irreverent as the title suggests. There's a murder that leads to a romance; there's a twisted sort of "Gift of the Magi" plot; and of course there's the trouble stirred up by the titular stupid angel.
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Christopher Moore (born 1957 in Toledo, Ohio) 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...more