Saturday, February 16, 2008

Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal - by Christopher More

An irreverent, satiric, sarcastic, and humorous look at Christ's life, from the age of 7 to his crucifixion, as told by Biff, his childhood pal. You know, the missing years, missing gospel, etc.

The "religious" aspect aside, Moore humanizes Christ in this book more so than Christ's "other" book (the Bible, of course). We see him (Christ) learn about being the Messiah, talk to his Father (and getting no response), learn Buddhism and the martial arts, and all those doubts and problems along the way. Biff protects him. Biff grounds him. Biff allows him to fully realize his potential.

Come on. Any book that has Jesus insisting on including "Bless'd are the Dumbfucks" in the Beatitudes can't be that bad, right? I laughed my ass off for a week. I think this is a book that needs to be read and appreciated.

Finished: 1/26/08
Pages: 417
Running page count: 2,644