The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror
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 from ...more
In a barely fictional California coastal town -that's about two hours from where I live and, to the writer's credit, I feel pretty sure I've been there- the locals of a sleepy tourist town prepare for Christmas. A handful of middle-aged divorcees, lonesome loners, curmudgeons, and crazies bitch and bumble their way through a hair-(and more)-raising couple of days. A celestial visi ...more
Very funny and it had that Christopher Moore kookiness, even some returns of fun characters.
If you like zombies, you may like this.
But this is not one that I would recommend to begin reading his works. If you have never read any of his books try Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal or A Dirty Job first.
Still pretty good.
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
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
There's nothing more to say here really. I'm throwing in the towel. I am on disc 3 and have been so completely zoned out I feel like I may have to go all the way back to the beginning. I don't know if I'm just distracted, completely humorless or falling into another slump but this book could not entertain me and I have far too many others sitting here to force it upon myself. The angel is indeed stupid as promised but so are most of the other characters (and there are MANY of them) and it's ...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
This really had some potential, and some of the stuff was downright hilarious. But it did seem to run a bit long at times. Still, Christopher Moore is a funny dude and I'll read more of his stuff.
Plus, the audio was dead-on. The narrator, Tony Roberts, had a great voice for narration and nailed the characters. His delivery of Moore's punchlines was spot on too.
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
This is typical Moore fare, which is to say, atypical, irreverent, and funny as hell. It's a short, quick read that never takes itself the least bit seriously, and, best yet, it's a Christmas story (I really hope they make a movie out of this, as is allegedly in the wor ...more
I did like the scene with Molly in the Pine Cove Bait and Tackle and Fine Wine shop. She was my favorite character in the book and I liked the scenes with her. Also, Christmas zombies are always good. Th ...more
Raziel, God's stupidest angel has been sent to earth to grant a Christmas miracle to a lucky child. In the quaint village of Pine Cove, he meets 8 year old Joshua, a recent witness to the death of Santa (actually the accidental killing of local jerk Dale, in a Santa suit, by his ex-wife), who fears Christmas is lost. Raziel seeks to rectify the matter by raising Santa--and every other corpse in the graveyard--from the dead on Chris ...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 :)
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
"If you're buying this book as a gift for your grandma or a kid, you should be aware that it contains cusswords as well as tasteful depictions of cannibalism and people in their forties having sex. Don't blame me. I told you."
Anyway, I did have a few laughs resulting from the freakish conversations between the undead in the graveyard, and d...more
I found it entertaining enough to occupy my mind while running errands. Audiobook version via Audible. Good performance by Tony Roberts.
This is the second book I have read by Christopher Moore. This is the second book I have disliked by Christopher Moore. His books are just too out there for me. I guess I just don't like my Christmas mixed with zombies and pot and ridiculous dead-end relationships in small, hickville towns. The only reason I read this ...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
Zombies, drunk santas, and warrior women? Sign me up!
This was Raziel's first Christmas miracle. He'd been passed over for the task for two thousand years, but finally his turn had come up. Well, actually, the Archangel Michael's turn had come up, and Raziel ended up getting the job by losing in a card game. Michael had bet the planet Venus against his assigned task of performing the Christmas miracle this year. Venus! Although he wasn't really sure what he would have done with Venus had he won it, Raziel knew he needed the second planet, if for...more
Raziel, the titular stupid angel, has been assigned the task of performing a Christmas miracle. Unfortunately, the child he chose to bestow the miracle on had just seen Santa Claus clocked in the head with a shovel. The miracle he wanted was to have Santa alive again. The angel takes that quite literally, and performs his miracle near a cemetery, so... maybe you can imagine the rest.
There is a mentally ill person and this ...more
I do enjoy them! I will probably pick another up at some future point. But I'm in no hurry to do so. When I do get around to it, I'm sure I'll enjoy it. But ...more
Yeah, it was kind of weird, but very well read.
I'm not sure, but I might have liked this more if I'd read the othe ...more
Low level repetitive humor, and not heartwarming. Overall, definitely not worth the time. 1 star.
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Christopher Moore 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 suddenly struggling through supernatural or extraordinary circums ...more