Sunday, July 5, 2009
Review: Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by: Christopher Moore
Where I got it: My bookshelf
Rating: 4 stars (a great book, very very funny)
Cover Rating: 4 stars (I really enjoy this edition because of it's bible-esque-ness)
Genre: Adult Fiction
Publication Date: October 23, 2007
Publisher: William Morrow
Have you ever wondered what happened to Jesus in the years between 3 and 33? Here's your chance to find out! Straight from his best friends hand you will read what went on in those years that the bible omits. How is this possible? Well, an angel named Raziel goes and resurrects Biff after 2,000 years of being dead an tells him he is to write what happened as far as he knows. So read this and you'll learn the origins of words, you'll learn that Jesus was actually called Joshua and Jesus is just a Greek Translation of the Hebrew Yeshua(Joshua). This shows the struggle Josh had to endure while putting up with his best friend Biff along with some other dimwits, and how he went on tho become the messiah he always knew he was.
I love Christopher Moore. His books have a clever humor in them and I just love it. This book was great because he did a lot of research and so it really rings true. Biff and Joseph end up seeking out the three wise men in this, because Joshua feels each of them have something to teach him. So they leave home one day and over the next seventeen years, they learn all they can(not with out a bit of complaining, if not mostly from Biff). This book shows Josh and Biff as just two normal guys one who just happens to be the savior, but they act like normal people (save for a few miracles here and there) and they still have feelings and yell a lot. This book is very fun and realistic and I think a lot of people can enjoy it. It's a good book for those on the 16+ side of the YA spectrum, even though it's an adult book I really do think older teens and up will love it.