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a book by Christopher Moore

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A jaundiced look at the childhood of Jesus

  • Jun 13, 2009
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Once again, Christopher Moore has struck home and done damage.  This one has basically offended every one I know.  It is the childhood of Jesus as told by his best friend, Biff.  Yeah....Biff.  It begins with Jesus as a 6 year old and follows him through live until he is nearly ready to begin his ministry.  Biff is a very good friend, and a very observant fellow as well, so he can tell his story leaving nothing out, and I do mean nothing.  I will not give anything away, but believe me, this is NOT the way you learned it in Sunday School.  It's funny, thought provoking, philosophical, meaningful and just plain odd, but it is well worth reading.  As usual, Christopher Moore, a very very very very very disturbed fellow, has given us something to ponder, cry with and laugh at.  Highly recommended

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June 18, 2009
I will have to check this out, it sounds really intriguing and something that I'd love to get my hands on. Thanks!
June 18, 2009
It should (notice I said should) be readily available in any book store. I've even seen it on eBay for about half price. I think you will love it.
June 18, 2009
I love twisted looks at religion and I LOVE messing with people's ideologies, just so that I can test their opinions. So, I'm DEFINITELY going to look it up. I've never read Chris Moore, do you think I should start with this book or do you have another suggestion? Thanks!
June 18, 2009
This one is a good start. It stands alone and relates only to The Stupidest Angel,and then only marginally. Yeah, this one is a good one. If you look at my other reviews, you will also find a review of Principia Discordia. Please, I beg you, research Discordianism. You will not be sorry.
June 14, 2009
Biff? Okay, since my DVD player may have suffered fatal injureies in our recent encounter, I may have to resort to reading and the first of your many recommendations that I can actually find in our puny library is the lucky winner.
June 15, 2009
Actually, Biff is brought back to life to write his "Gospel" by The Stupidest Angel. Another book by Moore. Seriously, Karen, you will LOVE this one as well as Lust Lizard.
June 15, 2009
It has all the earmarks of being something I would read over and over.
June 15, 2009
I have. I have read all of Christopher Moore over and over.
June 14, 2009
Wow, this book sounds crazy!  I'd love to read Christopher Moore's take on Jesus' life!

I don't know if you've ever read any Chuck Palahniuk, but he's got some pretty twisted, thought provoking books as well, you should check out these reviews on Choke, Invisible Monsters, Fight Club, Snuff, Rant.... There are a few more reviews, but I'll leave you with those.  If you like Christopher Moore, I think you'll like Chuck Palahniuk's writing, too!
June 15, 2009
No, I have not read Palahniuk, but I will seek him out. Sounds interesting. As for Chris Moore, well, this is the best stuff I've read since Douglas Adams, and that's saying something. This one is a great one, although it does offend everyone as well. This is not your church's Jesus.
More Lamb by Christopher Moore reviews
review by . June 16, 2010
In The Last Temptation of Christ, Judas finds himself in a terrible situation. Jesus has told him that it will be necessary for Judas to betray him in order for mankind to be saved. As Christ acknowledges, God gave Judas the really hard task, that of betraying someone who he holds very dear. By comparison, all Christ has to do is die. Though it's never acknowledged, the narrator of this book finds himself in a similar bind. As the lifelong friend of Joshua (aka Yeshua aka Jesus) and under …
review by . July 01, 2010
Clearly, any book with the premise of being an additional Gospel depicting the life of Christ will be controversial. A satirical version is sure to be considered blasphemous. Enter “Lamb” by Christopher Moore       While hysterically funny, the book does manage to respect its subject. By being over-the-top, it proves that the writer is not taking himself too seriously. When read as a coming-of-age version of the greatest story ever told, it adds a degree of …
review by . June 24, 2010
By far one of the wittiest, most original books to come out in recent memory.  Christopher Moore's Lamb takes the reader through the supposed unwritten life of Jesus Christ from the memory of his "best friend" Biff.  Purists may find the travels of Biff and Jesus to be a bit too far from the biblical tales, but for those that enjoy a humorous look at what might have been, this is the perfect book.  
review by . August 09, 2010
Maybe I have exacting standards for satire, but Lamb didn't cut it for me. It's a matter of, I can see what it was trying to do, but I think the execution was substandard.      I like humor that criticizes bigotry/assumptions rather than engages in it. I like humor that's smarter than me, I like humor that's unexpected. It's mocking the gospel, I expected at least a couple worthwhile puns.      I mean, jokes about ritual uncleanliness after …
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
Love his writing
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
laugh out loud funny
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
Read this book! One of my all time favorites!
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
Wacky, inventive, and engaging- classic Christopher Moore.
Quick Tip by . June 18, 2010
Quite funny, but the middle of the book could have used some editing.
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
I like to read Christopher Moore books in-between the more serious/thought-provoking novels I pick up, and I must say this one is one of my favorites. I love the way that Moore lays out his whimsical take on what happened to Jesus in those years between boyhood and returning for that whole saving our sins business.
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I am retired military. I served 6 years of Navy, nearly 6 years of Air Force, and just over 22 years of Air National Guard. I also was a full time technician for the Air Guard for just over 21 years. … more
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ISBN-10: 0380813815 (pbk.)
ISBN-13: 9780380813810 (pbk.)
Author: Christopher Moore
Genre: Fiction, Humor
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Date Published: February 4, 2003
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