Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Stupidest Angel

The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarm Tale of Christmas Terror
by Christopher Moore

This Christmas tale is not Dickens! As the author warns: it contains cusswords and people in their forties having sex (in the graveyard). In Pine Cove, Dale Pearson quarrels with his ex-wife, Lena. Since this is a different kind of Christmas story, he is later dispatched with Lena's shovel. (He falls on it and impales himself.) Since Dale was dressed as Santa, Josh Barker, who witnesses the death, believes that Santa has died -- and expresses the wish that he could come back to life. Theo Crowe, the town constable, who also smokes pot, is called to the scene of the quarrel. Theo is married to Molly Michon, former movie queen, known for playing Kendra, Warrior Babe of the Outland. Now that her career is over, she is seriously medicated. Trim and tanned Tucker Case, a pilot for the DEA, rolls into town with his fruitbat Roberto, who wears Ray-Bans. Understand that it is Roberto who wears the Ray-Bans! Another visitor is a blond man wearing a long black coat: he is the archangel Raziel, who grants Josh's wish. Dale comes back to life as a zombie. This book is not for all tastes, since is totally off the wall and outrageously funny. Tucker shows up again in another book by Moore. -- recommended by Rianne S. - Bennett Martin Public Library

[Also available in book-on-cd format.]

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