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The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale Of Christmas Terror
The Stupidest Angel A Heartwarming Tale Of Christmas Terror Author:Christopher Moore 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. — 'Twas the night (okay, more like the week) before Christmas, and all through the tiny community of Pine Cove, California, people are busy b... more »uying, wrapping, packing, and generally getting into the holiday spirit. It is the hap-hap-happiest time of the year, after all.
But not everybody is feeling the joy. Little Joshua Barker is in desperate need of a holiday miracle. No, he's not on his deathbed; no, his dog hasn't run away from home. But Josh is sure that he saw Santa take a shovel to the head, and now the seven-year-old has only one prayer: Please, Santa, come back from the dead.
But hold on! There's an angel waiting in the wings. (Wings, get it?) It's none other than the Archangel Raziel come to Earth seeking a small child with a wish that needs granting. Unfortunately, our angel's not sporting the brightest halo in the bunch, and before you can say "Kris Kringle," he's botched his sacred mission and sent the residents of Pine Cove headlong into Christmas chaos, culminating in the most hilarious and horrifying holiday party the town has ever seen.
Only Christopher Moore, the man who brought you the outrageous lost gospel Lamb and the hysterical fish tale Fluke could have devised a new holiday classic that tugs at the heartstrings and serves up a healthy slice of fruitcake to boot.
Move over, Charles Dickens -- it's Christopher Moore time.« less
This is truely one of the funniest books I've read-the funniest of Moores works too I think and that's nothing to sniff at! In this book he has a really funny story line that has several of his past characters in it. Read it you wont be sorry!
When reading a Christopher Moore book, you have to be willing to suspend belief, just "go with it" and hang on for the ride. This is my 3rd Moore book. I previously read Bloodsucking Fiends and The Island of the Sequined Love Nun. I was happy to see Tucker and Roberto (the fruit bat) back. It felt like saying hello to an old friend.
This is not high brow reading folks, this is insane writing with unbelievable characters in impossible situations. But that's the point. It's utterly hilarious. I couldn't stop laughing through several parts of this. I had to put it down for a while after the "Christmas Amenesty" tirade, I just couldn't see from laughing so hard.
The last 1/5 of this book comes out of nowhere... that's exactly what makes this author's writing so good... you never know what to expect.