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 Magdalan) and Biff isn't about to let his extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a fight.
©2002 Christopher Moore; (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers
"Moore...gets style points for his wild imagination as Biff recalls his journey with Jesus...into and out of the clutches of Balthasar, then into a Buddhist monastery in China and finally off to India, where they dabble in the spiritual and erotic aspects of Hinduism. The author gets more serious in his climax, offering a relatively straightforward, heartfelt account of the Passion and Christ's final days that includes an intriguing spin on how the Resurrection might have happened." (Publishers Weekly)
"An instant classic...terrific, funny, and poignant." (Rocky Mountain News)
I loved Christopher Moore's "A Dirty Job", so I was anxious to hear more from him. However, whereas I didn't want "A Dirty Job" to end, I'm ready to be done with "Lamb". I listened to the first four hours and was not disappointed, but now the characters seem to be getting stale and the humor is repeating itself....a lot. Not sure when I will finish this book and that is unusual for me.
The light-hearted playful story line.
Bif; he was the no-good-dirty friend we all need in our lives without being a bad guy.
No but he's amazing! Very good voice, lots of emotion and his character variance wasn't bad.
I think this is the best fictional religious book I've heard so far!!
Fisher Stevens is great at Biff, Jesus' childhood friend. The book is great when covering the first 30 years of the life of Jesus and very funny when placing Jesus in a Buddist Temple, studying yoga in India, etc. If you love Christopher Moore, you will like this.
I had read A Dirty Job before this book so I already knew that I really loved Christopher Moore's writing along with Fisher Stevens' narration but Lamb is on a whole different level! It is really in depth and is an interesting look at biblical times, while being really funny and entertaining. I actually laughed out loud a few times, which is awkward while I'm on the bus... I've listened to it twice now and would definitely recommend
Forensic Mysteries, Paranormal, Cozies and yet more mysteries. "Don't care who dies in the movie as long as the dog lives."
Narrator a bit slow.
Resurrect the lizards!
Faster pace and more dramatic.
Biff loving Mary.
If you ever get to me Moore you won't be able to stop reading his novels
I really like Moore's books. This one was not his funniest but still pretty good. Because of the topic...I feel like he held back a little.
This is one I will listen to again and again. What a clever, hilarious, entertaining and touching book.
After years of Catholic schooling, I'm pretty sure I'm going to hell for enjoying this book as much as I did. Tongue in cheek laugh out loud funny. Highly entertaining and very funny.
I am often not a fan of true comedy novels, but Lamb seldom goes too far over the top. It even seems to intersperse real historical research and knowledge and an overall plausible implausibility. Fisher Stevens is the perfect narrator for this story. If you do not mind jokes about sex and religion, give it a try.
This is not a humorous book for an adult. It is apparently intended for 13 year old boys who learned their Bible and become giddy at the prospect of their favorite biblical characters behaving like, well, 13 year old boys. It exploits every gimmick available to make young boys giggle: innumerable masturbation references, animal scatological scenes, explosions, bloody corpses, lots of scantily clad women available for sexual favors, and the Three Wise Men as sorcerers. I can only imagine the adults who enjoyed the book were so enthralled by the concept (what Christ did in his first 30+ years as told by his irreverent friend Biff) that they overlooked the poor writing, silly dialogue, non- existent character development, and contrived story line.
As quality humor writing, this book is an abject failure.
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