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

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

18 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

Moore is my favorite author. I must be a sick puppy.

Having read "Fluke" and "Lust Lizard," I was already a big Chris Moore fan. But as a Christian, I fully expected to be offended by this book. Didn't happen. Sure, there's some strange stuff here -- wouldn't be Moore if it wasn't . But in the end, he pretty much gets it ...
Having read "Fluke" and "Lust Lizard," I was already a big Chris Moore fan. But as a Christian, I fully expected to be offended by this book. Didn't happen. Sure, there's some strange stuff here -- wouldn't be Moore if it wasn't . But in the end, he pretty much gets it right! I found myself at times wiping away the tears of laughter and thinking, "Ya know, it coulda happened just like that." Maybe. I teach Sunday School and Bible studies, and I believe every Christian with a sense of humor should read this book! Those of you who don't have a sense of humor should probably skip it.

posted by 5469352 on October 14, 2011

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

While I was certainly entertained from the first page to the las

While I was certainly entertained from the first page to the last, and the story provided more than a few laughs, I wasn’t as entertained as I thought I would be. The tale proved every bit as imaginatively creative as the name implied, and Christopher Moore managed to t...
While I was certainly entertained from the first page to the last, and the story provided more than a few laughs, I wasn’t as entertained as I thought I would be. The tale proved every bit as imaginatively creative as the name implied, and Christopher Moore managed to take more than a few liberties along the way, which did serve to heighten my enjoyment of said story. But I never felt it achieved its promise of being a literary masterpiece, especially when early on Joshua had stuffed lizards in his mouth, after his brother had popped them on the head with a rock.

Biff was a character worthy of his name. By the end of LAMB: THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO BIFF, CHRIST’S CHILDHOOD PAL, he managed to have more sex than a prostitute in a Las Vegas whorehouse, get in more trouble than the snake in the Garden of Eden, spout off more one-liners than an action hero, and provide more comedy than many comedic performances. Yet, his character still held a certain amount of emptiness by the end of this grandiose tale. And he never fully reached the promise of his tornado-like status.

But, on the other hand, this novel managed to take some darker moments in Joshua’s life and add a bit of lighthearted appeal, and in the end, that’s where much of the charm in this book lies. Only it fails a bit in reaching even its own lofty expectations. Still this proved to be an enjoyable read, as long as you don’t take Biff, or the story itself, too seriously.

Robert Downs
Author of Falling Immortality: Casey Holden, Private Investigator

posted by RobertDowns on April 13, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2014

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    omg!!!!! so much talent wasted. should be over 18 to read this. where is the warning for adult content?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2014

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    Umm, ok. I just had the wierdest and most unexpected surprise. I thought this book was going to be good; i had read all the comments and it was supposed to be funny and really great. It also was supposed to be like, 700+ pages. Instead i got 10 pages of two people having sex. And i am 14 years old. Dont waste your time with this one. Please.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2014

    Uh no

    Guess I missunderstood what that was going to be about

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2013

    Offended

    Bad words and Gods word should not be mixed.its offensive and insulting to our Lord Jesus Christ. And i only read a couple of pages,i cant and wouldnt even consider reading more.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    Garbage!

    Way to far off the wall for me, I didn't even finish reading it!
    After reading the sample, I assumed it would be humorous, but was very disappointed. Sorry I wasted my money,

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2010

    Broken Book

    This book is broken and can not be read on the Ipad ....causes the application to crash

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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