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Lamb by Christopher Moore
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Jan 04, 12

it was ok
bookshelves: couldn-t-finish-it, contemp-fiction

I confess that I only got about a third of the way through this book (they arrived at the first wiseman's home) and then took a break to read something else (because I was stuck) and never got back to it. I genuinely enjoyed parts of the beginning. The interaction between Biff and the angel in the modern world was great - I especially love it when Biff reads the hotel room bible and critiques it against his memories of the same events. And the insights into what it would have been like to grow up in the world where Rome was spreading over everything was truly interesting. And then something shifted and it seemed like so much of what was happening was just there for shock value and the events had no real place in the narrative. And that's where I lost interest. This was my first Christopher Moore book and I have to say that I am not going to run right out and try another. It was absurd purely to be absurd and that wasn't enough for me.

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