Sunday, December 9, 2007

129. The Stupidest Angel

The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror by Christopher Moore


Pages: 275
Finished: Dec. 8, 2007
Reason for Reading: I'm a fan of the author's and decided to read this for my Christmas book.
First Published: 2004
Awards: 2005 Quill Award (Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror)
Genre: Christmas, humour, horror
Rating: 3/5

First Sentence:

Christmas crept into Pine Cove like a creeping Christmas thing: dragging garland, ribbon, and sleigh bells, oozing eggnog, reeking of pine, and threatening festive doom like a cold sore under the mistletoe.


Comments: A Christmas angel has come to Pine Cove looking for a child, the only problem is that the residents think he is a pervert. Joshua Barker, 7-years-old, walking home one evening from a friend's house happens to see Santa murdered with a shovel. And thus begins this humourous Christmas frolic. The book is populated with characters from previous novels and is a lot of fun but not near so funny as his later work. The zombies were definitely the best part. A good book to read if you are looking for a laugh, just don't expect it to be as laugh-out-loud funny as others by Moore.

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