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Moore's Lamb

a book by Christopher Moore

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  • Jun 24, 2010
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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
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.
Quick Tip by . June 04, 2010
Outrageous look at the life of Christ as told by his childhood friend, Biff. I laughed the whole way through it.
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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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