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The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore
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Dec 09, 2009

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Recommended for: Fans of Christopher Moore
Read in December, 2009 , read count: 1

A reasonably entertaining holiday effort from Christopher Moore. Raziel, the "stupidest angel" of the title is actually something of a minor character and suffers from a lack of development. An endnote acknowledges that he, as well as a few other characters in the book have appeared in Moore's earlier work which may explain why the whole thing sounds like an in-joke for long-time fans. Most of the characters are turned to '11' on the quirky dial, sometimes crossing the line into the absurd (and not the good kind) and their various personality quirks (one character's best friend is a fruitbat; another suffers is a schizophrenic former B-movie queen, still another is a pot-smoking small-town constable who's growing a stash of marijuana to buy the B-movie queen a nice gift) don't really take them anywhere or contribute in a meaningful way to the story. Still, if you like Christopher Moore's style you will probably enjoy his "heartwarming tale of Christmas terror."
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