If I were more familiar with the Bible, this book may have been more interesting. Not being familiar, it was dull. I do recommend A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore and plan to listen to his other books.
I laugh....alot, it is quirky offbeat and really hard to stop listening too....that is if you like christopher moore
I have liked everything Christopher Moore has done so far but this book. I found the humor to be stale and uninspired and the story was to close to biblical gladhanding and not the sarcasm and wit that I expected.
Up until the last few chapters this book is a scream! If you ever wanted to know what the H. stood for in Jesus H. Christ, then you must read this book.
Reverent, it is not, but even the devout will find the last few chapters moving, the less devout, will find them more of a cop out.
This was the second Chistopher Moore book that I listened to, the first being "A Dirty Job." Moore is a master of the satirical, poking fun at nearly everyone. "The Lamb" was definitely worthwhile. The narrator is great, adding just the right inflection to portray the author's obvious sense of sarcasm. This was a great listen and would highly recommend.
Yep. It's that good. If you are looking for a book to entertain you during a long ride, or while completing a mindless home improvement project this summer, this is the one. Enjoy.
I loved this novel, you get to know the boy Jesus and the teenager i felt more moved at his death. i felt more of a conection to him then just from the bible great listen for those with an open mind about religion.
I notice that most of the other people who rated this as a one-star read are women. Seems that I am not alone in not being able to see the "humor" in the Mary Magdalene rape scene, masturbation, animal fornication, or the endless descriptions of a 13-year-old boy's innermost thoughts upon seeing [insert here a part of the female anatomy normally covered by clothing]. Don't misunderstand me: I wasn't offended because these despicable/schoolboy acts and thoughts are attributed to Christ. The few and far between parts where Christ actually makes an appearance in the book are really quite benign and non-controversial. No, all of this nonsense is perpetrated by the main character, his best friend Biff. I tried to keep going, hoping it would get better, but by page 150 or so (not sure . . . I was listening to it as an audio book) where Biff is being tended to by eight Chinese concubines for pages upon pages, I just had to quit.
So juvenile, poor writing, trite, not even funny, certainly not thought provoking. After listening to two hours I simply gave up. If someone is going to write a revised version of the story of Jesus, it had better be really good. This book wasn't. Whoever wrote the synopsis did a great job of hawking the book. Unfortunately, that synopsis offered hope where there really wasn't any.
I loved Christopher Moore's book "Fool", which lead me to try this book. I definitely recommend "Fool", but "Lamb" is so unbelievably silly that I couldn't bring myself to even finish it. There was no real story, just a long series of overly exaggerated, disjointed, silly and totally unbelievable mini-tales.