Recommended Reading: Christopher Moore

November 11, 2009 at 11:35 pm Leave a comment

I picked up my first book by author Christopher Moore last year after searching related books on Amazon.com. I read the description for Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal and knew I had to pick it up. [I’d advise you to do the same!]

After I read that one, I passed it along to my significant other (who LOVED IT), and picked up Bloodsucking Fiends and its sequel You Suck. I also bought A Dirty Job and read it immediately. My SO also read Dirty Job, and now goes to the library again (thank you, Christopher Moore) and scours bookstores for this man’s books. I look forward to reading The Stupidest Angel this holiday season.

Keep reading for some quick thoughts, and links to connect with Moore online.

Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal

In Lamb, Moore offers readers a satire of Christ’s life from childhood to crucifixion. This novel would probably be considered blasphemous to majority of the American population, so religious readers, beware!

Levi who is called Biff (or just Biff), Christ’s childhood sidekick recounts their adventures and misadventures (quite a few involving Mary Magdalene), many of the latter being the fault of Biff.

The writing is quick and clever, just like Biff, and very well-paced until the last portion of the book. Nonetheless, I still recommend it to any and everyone I think would like it, and attempt to quote my favorite part from memory. [It’s the part where Biff is watching MTV in the hotel room and trying to figure out today’s slang, just FYI.]

Learn more about Lamb, here.

A Dirty Job
This novel is completely different from Lamb, but still features Christopher Moore’s wacky style. What happens when beta male Charlie Asher becomes a “death merchant”? The book starts immediately with the death of Asher’s wife and birth of his daughter, Sophie, and spans many years. We see Sophie grow up and see Charlie resist his beta male tendencies to take on “dark forces”. What is a “death merchant’? Who in the world is named Minty Fresh? All will be revealed if you read the novel 🙂

Learn more about A Dirty Job, here.

***Christopher Moore’s Twitter: http://twitter.com/theauthorguy
***Christopher Moore’s Blog: http://blog.chrismoore.com/
***Christopher Moore’s Website: http://chrismoore.com/

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