Reader reviews for Lamb

Just read the free preview. Sad the whole book is not available. Anyways...what I've read so far....love it! Never mind the historical significance or insignificance ;-) .....love your story writing and your sense of humour
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As a Christian, I found this book at times laugh out loud funny and at other times a bit bizarre, but not necessarily offensive. It was thought provoking and very moving, especially at the end.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book because it was provocative in its subject and irreverent in its humor. The thing lacking is any kind of character development. In other words, it is the crazy plot not the sophomoric characters that make this book so interesting.
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Read this after hearing good things (mostly, that it was hilarious). It had its moments of humour, but I didn't really find it laugh-out-loud funny. I was impressed by the research that Moore clearly did, and I really appreciated the respectful way that he presented Christ as fully man as well as fully God (specifically, not happy at being forbidden from 'knowing' a woman). Probably won't read more Moore, but did rather enjoy reading this. (Oh, and the preface was perfect!)
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Plot: The years of Jesus' life that aren't covered by the Bible. Lots of little quests, some growing up, metaphors and allegories. The book gets a little lost in it at times, with the plots working against the central message. Characters: The expected set, taken on in a very casual and relatively non-religious way. The narrator is not the most interesting of characters, since he's fictional - the Bible set is more intriguing, especially the cameos.Style: It gets too surreal far too quickly. The jokes that really work are the small, down-to-earth ones that take a little detail of the gospels and put a twist on it. The larger scenes simply fall flat because there's no reason why this is something special for these particular characters to do. Writing is solid, though nothing to get excited about.Plus: Some great little scenes and jokes. Minus: It goes far beyond caricature and to a point where the jokes are very, very blunt, and from there on it drags. Summary: It's one of those books that try to deliver a good idea, but don't quite manage because the author doesn't know where to stop. You may need to be religious to find it really funny - being a non-practicing Roman Catholic with solid religious knowledge doesn't guarantee enjoyment.
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One of the best books that I have ever read. I work in a bookstore and have made it my mission to ensure that everyone reads this book. Mr. Moore is just so smart and funny that you can't help but almost wish that his version of Jesus's early life were true - who wouldn't want friends like Biff & Maggie? If you haven't read this - go, now!
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Very contemporary and American in tone and treatment, this excellent book relates the story of Christ's whole life as told by his best friend "Levi who is called Biff"! It is hiliariously funny for much of the way, but the last two parts become much more thought provoking and sombre in tone. As the crucifixion draws near, there is the same feeling of events rushing headlong towards a preordained conclusion - despite Biff's best efforts to save his friend - that one gets from reading the gospels.Strong recommended.
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The missing book that details the life of Joshua (Christ) from childhood to his final days. Great concept but is repetitive - the same lines in the dialog, the plot is a bit stretched, even for Mr. Moore. Not his best by far.
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I originally heard about "Lamb" about 5 years ago but never got around to reading until a friend read it and really enjoyed the unique approach to the story of Christ. Christopher Moore took many liberties with his portrayal of Christ while filling readers in with a very detailed account of the years that are missing from any account. The story is told from the perspective of Levi or "Biff", Christ's best friend from childhood, who is actually brought back to life by an angel in modern-day to tell his side of the story. Moore explains everything from the miracles to how the Holy Ghost came into being. This novel will definitely not be my last Moore book...I already have "Fool" on my to-read stack.
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Loved this book - very smart and funny but also thought provoking.
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