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Lamb by Christopher Moore
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I think my expectations were too high for Christopher Moore. The story was good, more or less, but there was something in the writing that I just couldn't get past. It feels a little sloppy and a little like a creative writing exercise done by a non-professional (but I wouldn't go so far as to say amateur). Reading other reviews, it's looking like this is mostly just a personal problem, thinking about what could have been done instead of accepting what was done for what it is. I think I am also thrown off by the comparisons to Vonnegut. Vonnegut's humor is so spot-on, poignant, honest and deliberate whereas Moore's comes off sort of haphazard and occasionally forced with a few bursts of hilarity.
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