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Tell the story in the divinely hilarious yet heartfelt work reminiscent of Vonnegut and Douglas Adams Philadelphia Lamb The PDF or InuirerVerily the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one filled with remarkable journeys magic healings kung fu corpse reanimations demons and hot babes Even th Lamb is the story of the missing years of Jesus as told by his best pal Biff That s all you need in the way of summaryI was subjected to 12 years of Catholic school and mass every sunday for even longer than that so when I heard of the existence of a humorous book about Jesus missing years I jumped for it with all the lapsed Catholic enthusiasm I could muster Was I disappointedMost definitely not In fact I was the opposite of disappointed Appointed Anyway this was my first Christopher Moore book and the measuring stick against which his others are measured Biff s a great character the regular guy accompanying Joshua aka Jesus on his adventures Jesus of course plays the ultimate straightman to Biff s jokes From when Biff told Jesus he was going to marry his mother when they were little tykes all the way to the end Biff makes what could be a fairly boring religious story into an odyssey of the hilariousWhile Moore tells the story in a humorous way it s not as absurd as say a Douglas Adams book Jesus visiting the Three Wise Men and actually learning from them was a good way to fill those missing years In fact Jesus traveling to the Far East makes a lot sense than a lot of stuff in the bible Just sayin The characters other than Jesus and Biff were pretty memorable Mary Magdalene played a huge part in the story and the three wise men were all given a lot to do than the Gospel writers originally gave them Catch the demon from Practical Demonkeeping makes an appearance Raziel the title character from The Stupidest Angel makes his first appearance here and is the catalyst of the plot resurrecting Biff and Mary M to help him fill in the gapsI ve owned four copies of this book each destroyed or lost under suspicious circumstances People I ve loaned the book over the years still uote parts of it to me when we run into each other It s just that damn goodI can t put the hilarity of Lamb into words It s easier if you just read it yourself Five of the easiest star I ve ever awarded with the caveate that if you are humorless about religion you might be extremely offended

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Lamb The Gospel According to Biff Christ's Childhood Pal

The birth of Jesus has Gospel According eBook #10003 been well chronicled as have his glorious teachings acts and divine sacrifice after his thirtieth birthday But no one knows about the early life of the Son of God the missing years except Biff the Messiah's best bud who has been resurrected to What I remember from CCD It was Tuesday nights and that meant that I missed Who s the Boss All the really obnoxious cheerleaders went to my church Our Lady of Perpetual Help OLPH I had to go to CCD so I could get confirmed or I couldn t get married in a church so I was told every time I tried to feign an illness or a menstrual cramp We would be ushered into the schoolrectory thing where we had to choose 3 colored rings which represented 3 different classes we would attend things like Sacrifice and Abstaining during Lent 101 and Abstinence Just Do It and I would pick my colors hoping that I would get the class that the Michael J Fox look alike was teaching Sometimes we were given juiceThings I didn t learn from CCD What CCD actually stood for How to get married in a church How to be cool Anything about ChristSo forgive me if I m enad by this book You can all roll your eyes as much as you want and call it cutesy and a Tom Robbins rip off never read him probably never will and say that the jokes grew old fast and that you were bored and yadda yadda yadda My real teachings of Christ came from a college Western Civ course taught in one of the oldest churches in Boston by a professor who kicked Genesis s ass up and down the pews at 8am every Monday and Wednesday morning Thank you Professor Coffee I you and numerous viewings of Scorsese s The Last Temptation of Christ where I had to badger my husband with Now who is that again and Willem Defoe is a pretty hot looking Jesus Thank you Mauricenow Judas will always be Harvey Keitel who will always be The Bad Lieutenant to meHere this book this work of fiction will probably replace all of that well almost all never you Professor Coffee never you because it brought a sense of humanity and some laugh out loud scenes that I probably would have never associated with the whole Christian teachings and what have you Apparently I missed that classBiff and Josh s friendship rivaled any literary friendships that I ve encountered and while I was expecting to LMAO I wasn t expecting to want to scoop both of them up and hug them And then hug them some I mean I know how this story ends okay I m not that daft and yet I was still sniffling and trying to swallow past the lump in my throat Many seem to have lost interest with Biff and Josh s journey searching for the Magus I can see this though it wasn t the case with me I loved how they grew from each stay learning about the Tao and Confucius and Buddha and how I had to struggle along with Josh as he tries to figure out this whole Messiah bit that he has to live up to I especially love the scene with the Yeti Wow The mountain people They killed the yeti because they couldn t understand a creature who wasn t as evil as they were The mountain people were evil All men are evil that s what I was talking to my father about What did he say Fuck em Really Yeah At least he answered you I got the feeling that he thinks it s my problem now Makes you wonder why he didn t burn that on one of the tablets HERE MOSES HERE S THE TEN COMMANDMENTS AND HERE S AN EXTRA ONE THAT SAYS FUCK EM He doesn t sound like that If you ve already started guffawing andor rolling your eyes this probably isn t for youI knew some of the mainstays of the story when Josh raises Lazarus Simon get your leprous ass out here Joshua commanded But I m I m all icky Or when he foretells of his betrayal and death to his disciples Someone will have to carry on the church when I m gone and I m going to be gone soon In the spring we ll go to Jerusalem for the Passover and there I will be judged by the scribes and the priests and there I will be tortured and put to death But three days from the day of my death I shall rise and be with you again We looked not at each other and neither at the ground but at a place in space a few feet from out faces where I suppose one looks for a clear answer to appear out of undefined shock Well that sucks someone said And the scene with the moneychangers in the Temple Almost as powerful as Willem kicking ass almostAlrighty then this isn t supposed to be anything but a story and I really have to thank Mr Moore for making my day And if any of you doubters want to debate this Look Is that a seagull

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E considerable wiles and devotion of the Savior's pal may not be enough to divert Joshua from his tragic destiny But there's no one who loves Josh except maybe Maggie Mary of Magdala and Biff isn't about to let his The Gospel According PDF #186 extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a figh Mel Brooks and Monty Python have been there done that Christopher Moore retraces the steps of those comedy greats of the past in his Lamb The Gospel According to Biff Christ s Childhood Pal a lighthearted take on what Christians call the greatest story ever toldSure it s a good story but it s also rife with parody potential and humorists have been sueezing it for laughs probably since it was first told That being the case Moore s book travels a well trodden path and so the laughs just didn t come for this reader Certainly it was an enjoyable enough read It wasn t until the end that I had to push myself to finish what was becoming an increasingly dry straight up retelling of Jesus crucifixion Prior to that Moore takes a few potshots at other religions during the son of god s trek through self discovery and sometimes his aim is true Lamb is uite a good book and yet I may seem to be down on it I blame hype When you hear and read a great deal of praise for a writer as I did for Moore your expectations rise to an unreasonable height I m afraid mine were higher than he could reasonably obtain


10 thoughts on “Lamb The Gospel According to Biff Christ's Childhood Pal

  1. says:

    The last ten years have mutated my views on religion I went from a vague agnostic live and let live attitude to a full blown distrust and dislike of mass worshipping of mysterious deities When it wasn’t being used as an excuse to murder people who believed different things then it was being used to deny basic s

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    If you've been following my reviews over the last few years I don't see any reason why I should have to put a caution into this but here it is if you're not interested in speculative fiction open to the reinterpretation of

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    What I remember from CCD• It was Tuesday nights and that meant that I missed Who’s the Boss• All the really obnoxious cheerleaders went to my church Our Lady of Perpetual Help OLPH• I had to go to CCD so I

  4. says:

    Christopher Moore image from SFGate Jesus the missing years as told by his best buddy Biff This a very entertaining laugh out loud funny book at

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    This book is funny as HELL Though funny and most definitely irreverent Lamb is a story about the Son of God and his times here on E

  6. says:

    Lamb is the story of the missing years of Jesus as told by his best pal Biff That's all you need in the way of summaryI was subjected to 12 years of Catholic school and mass every sunday for even longer than that so when I heard of the existence of a humorous book about Jesus' missing years I jumped for it with

  7. says:

    Christopher Moore is a sick sick fuck And I mean that in a good wayI found a copy of this wonderfully hilarious novel at the Champaign Public Library Book Sale and decided that I ought to own a copy It holds up well on a second read and served to fill a nostalgia for Kurt Vonnegut whose death I may not ever get over This book is ve

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    I'm considering taking down this review as I'm not happy that my most liked review is a negative one It's too easy to earn p

  9. says:

    Mel Brooks and Monty Python have been there done that Christopher Moore retraces the steps of those comedy greats of the past in his Lamb The Gospel According to Biff Christ's Childhood Pal a lighthearted take on what Christians call the greatest story ever toldSure it's a good story but it's also rife with parody potential and humorists have been sueezing it for laughs probably since it was first told That being the case Moore's

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    some spoilers Lamb starts with one of my favourite uotes which sets the scene very aptly God is a comedian playing to an audience that is afraid to laugh Voltaire A deceptively slim looking book but one that is absolutely heavenly to hold no pun intended with it's glossy floppy cover and delicate leaves Lamb is as the title says the fictional story of Christ's childhood as told by his best friend Levi who is

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