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Lamb by Christopher Moore
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Mar 07, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: funny-stuffs-funny, 2010
Recommended to Amanda by: Christina. And also Adam. And also several others.

I've always been a sucker for a brotherhood story. Or a fellowship story, if you will. (<--LOTR Reference) I get all choked up and want to throw myself into a cause and fight for what's right and good and for what is love. And then someone dies and I grow weary and collapse. That's what happened here. Big-picture-wise.

Little-pictures-wise, I super loved all the beginning parts where they went off and learned all the Taos and Confucies and all and how Josh became enlightened and then decided to become a Bodhisattva for his people. I loved the Yeti parts. I loved the silliness. I loved the BFFishness. I hated all the sex. And at the end, I especially hated that I lost the humanity in Josh. He became a character I no longer felt like I was spending time with. I didn't care if he was crucified or not. And I got bored by Biff and didn't feel his emotion or reasoning (or lack thereof) or drive. It kinda sucked. Gimme 50 more pages and do some depth of character please, Christopher Moore. But anyway, did I mention how I'm a sucker for a brotherhood story? Oh yeah. Complaints aside, this book really hit the spot. I wept. And I wanna read some religious texts, too.

(Ok, I cried some. I didn't actually weep. But I think I'm funny and was referring to the Bible verse: "Jesus wept." See? I'm funny.) Goodnight!
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Reading Progress

March 7, 2008 – Shelved
September 19, 2010 – Started Reading
September 24, 2010 –
page 159
35.81% "A walk through the desert and a battle with bandits was kinda tough, but the poisoning ad the Tao and the top-secret room is kinda exciting!"
September 27, 2010 –
page 201
45.27% ""One can't be free without action." There's something to think about."
October 5, 2010 –
page 257
57.88% "I'm a yeti."
October 7, 2010 –
page 338
76.13% "It's getting emotional now. Plus, there's bunnies."
October 8, 2010 –
page 394
88.74% "Mary Magdalene says, "Faith isn't an act of intelligence, it's an act of imagination." Well, that might be true, but it's stupid."
October 8, 2010 –
page 394
88.74% "And also, may I add: this book took a turn at page 366. That list of what Josh's preaching is essentially about has almost nothing to do with the first part of the book. Ya spend 365 pages learning that the "Holy Ghost" is all the same to everyone, in everyone, in everything. Then ya say you have to believe Josh is the son of god and you have to believe he came to save you from sin? That's dumb. Opposite!"
October 8, 2010 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Kim (new) - rated it 5 stars

Kim hee...

Jessica One of my favorites - enjoy!

Amanda 1.5 years later and I still haven't read any religious texts. I went to a South Indian flute concert last Saturday and I vowed to become a Hindu (not really). Didn't do that yet, either.

Amanda I still sometimes feel like a Yeti...


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