Monday, January 31, 2011

First book of the year was a Christmas book...well...kind of

The first book I finished reading in 2011 was one I started reading before Christmas.  What can I say?  It's a quaint story about Christmas in a small town, a visiting angel, and...well...zombies.

Yes, I said zombies.

The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas TerrorI bought The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror by Christopher Moore because a friend of mine recommended a different one of Mr. Moore's book (Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal) but I decided to read this one first since it was the holidays.

All I can say is that I really didn't know what to expect when I picked up this book, in particular the line about it being a "tale of Christmas terror."

The line at Borders was long, so I began reading it in line (got through 17 pages - that's how long the line was).  While completely laugh out loud at times, this book is incredibly creepy in other parts, to which I assume Christopher Moore would let out an enthusiastic "YES!"

After I finished reading it, though, I found some of those creepy parts pretty funny, so all in all, I have to say well done, Mr. Moore.

However, in the future, I now know that I need to be in a particular mood to read his work. 

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