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Lamb by Christopher Moore
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Feb 24, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction
Read from February 16 to 22, 2011 , read count: 1

This was a book that made me slow down as I moved through it because I didn't want it to end. Christopher Moore has a completely irreverant sense of humor that I really enjoyed. I can only compare his style to Kurt Vonnegut on laughing gas.

Though he didn't frame it this way, the book felt much like a midrash - a fictional story that's created based on a very short piece of biblical text in order to explain it more fully. The characters are very human and relatable, and the story felt historical in some ways but unafraid to veer off into the ridiculous - the scenes with a character that was essentially the abominable snowman, for example.

The story was very, very funny and completely absorbing. I look forward to reading more of Moore's books.

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Quotes Marisa Liked

Christopher Moore
“So hey, once Joshua heals your brother, you want to go do something, get some pomegranate juice, a falafel,or get married or something?”
Christopher Moore, Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

Reading Progress

02/16/2011 page 109
02/19/2011 page 272
61.0% "One of the funniest books I've read in a long time."

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