Sunday, April 16, 2006

Lamb

In honor of the Easter holiday, I'm going to tell you about another book in my top twenty list (so that's The Eight, Barrel Fever, Kavalier and Clay, Sellevision, and now this one, if you're keeping track). Everyone needs to go RIGHT NOW and purchase Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal. This book will knock your socks off. It's the story of the lost years of Jesus' life - the things the Bible missed - as told by Jesus' best friend Biff. In Lamb, you'll find out why there are bunnies at Easter, and just how Jesus multiplied the loaves and the fishes, and where he spent those years we don't normally hear about.
This book is perfection. It's hysterical, but kind of thought-provoking. I don't think Christopher Moore intends for it to be taken as a "new" gospel. It's fiction. But it's fiction that might make you think. Besides, everyone needs to read a hilarious buddy tale now and then, and this is the ultimate in buddy tales.
If you read nothing else this year, read Lamb. Yes, that's how much I love it. Actually, I can't believe I didn't write about it sooner!

Lamb - A+

3 comments:

mama kay said...

Hey Amanda .. I took your book suggestions and am awating the arrival of Lamb and The Red Tent ... I can't wait!!! Mamakraft

amandarama said...

Oooh, I love The Red Tent!

Senora Fuerte said...

I second the love of The Red Tent!! Hi Amanda... I'm here. Just checking in. Can't wait to see you!