Friday, February 21, 2014

Finally Friday!

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

The birth of Jesus has been well chronicled, as have his glorious teachings, acts, and divine sacrifice after his thirtieth birthday. But no one knows about the early life of the Son of God, the missing years -- except Biff, the Messiah's best bud, who has been resurrected to tell the story in the divinely hilarious yet heartfelt work "reminiscent of Vonnegut and Douglas Adams" (Philadelphia Inquirer).

Verily, the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one, filled with remarkable journeys, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and hot babes. Even the considerable wiles and devotion of the Savior's pal may not be enough to divert Joshua from his tragic destiny. But there's no one who loves Josh more -- except maybe "Maggie," Mary of Magdala -- and Biff isn't about to let his extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a fight.

I must say that I have heard that so many of my friends thoroughly enjoyed this book I had to read it for myself. It started out strong and finished strong. No boring parts! I loved reading about their travels and let's face it we all have that one Biff like friend! I am fortunate to have a couple. clearly this book is a twist on stories from the Bible but I would also like to add what I loved most about this book was the clear love  that Biff and Josh had for each other. Friends till the end just doesn't sum it up. From playing rabbi as children to Biff doing his friend a solid by trying to teach him about sex you can't help but enjoy this book. 

I give this book 4 chocolate dipped strawberries and a SHOUT OUT to Biff and Josh. Thank you for inventing lattes.
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