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Joshua (a.k.a. Jesus) knows he is unique and quite alone in his calling, but what exactly does his Father want of him? Taking liberties with ancient history, Moore works up an adventure tale as Biff and Joshua seek out the three wise men so that Joshua can better understand what he is supposed to do as Messiah. Biff, a capable sinner, tags along and gives Joshua ample opportunities to know the failings and weaknesses of being truly human. With a wit similar to Douglas Adams, Moore pulls no punches: a young Biff has the hots for Joshua's mom, Mary, which doesn't amuse Josh much: "Don't let anyone ever tell you that the Prince of Peace never struck anyone." And the origin of the Easter Bunny is explained as a drunken Jesus gushes his affection for bunnies, declaring, "Henceforth and from now on, I decree that whenever something bad happens to me, there shall be bunnies around."
One small problem with the narrative is that Biff and Joshua often do not have distinct voices. A larger difficulty is that as the tone becomes more somber with Joshua's life drawing to its inevitable close, the one-liners, though not as numerous, seem forced. True to form, Lamb keeps the story of Joshua light, even after its darkest moments. --Michael Ferch --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is like reading a script for "The Three Stooges Go To Jerusalem". I have no issue with bombast and irreverence where religion is concerned, and it's actually quite... Read morePublished 1 day ago by diabla
Christopher Moore didn't disappoint - very tongue-in-cheek sense of humour, highly recommend :)Published 2 days ago by Rimma
Entertaining and enlightening! A good read that pokes just the right amount of fun at religious zealots and brings some common sense to faith. Thanks for a great book!Published 3 days ago by Lindsey
This is a review for the "Special Gift Edition" of Lamb, and not of the book itself.
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Author Christopher Moore is brilliant, hilarious and touching. Loved the story.Published 6 days ago by John Thamm
This is quite funny; especially because its also so very irreverent. I found myself laughing out loud sometimes at the different take one some "tried and true" stories. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Heidi A Hartman
This is a satire on the life of Christ during the "inbetween" years.....from the child preaching in the temple to the man who was eventually crucified..... Read morePublished 6 days ago by eugenekm