Lamb, or the Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal, by Christopher Moore

Got on sort of a roll with Christopher Moore after The Stupidest Angel — this is a very funny novel about the time in Christ’s life between birth & when he turns 30, told through the eyes of Biff, known as Levi, his buddy. Just a bunch of funny little bits — like the first few tries of Joshua (what Biff calls Jesus) to bring someone back to life (think: Dawn of the Dead), when he meets Mary Magdalene, other vignettes.

Definitely a spoof of a book — and one that "red staters" definitely definitely wouldn’t much like — but with some reasonable insight as well — definitely humanizes and satirizes Christ’s early life.

A little drier than Angel, but funny. I’ll ready his book Fluke, or I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings next, but think I’ll take a break first.

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