Thursday, August 02, 2012

The Stupidest Angel

The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore
  Back in Pine Cove, CA again with its wealth of crazy characters, Moore writes about a Christmas wish. A child sees a store Santa whacked over the head with a shovel and wishes to have Santa brought back to life. An angel, Raziel heeds the wish and the entire cemetery full of dead are now zombies.

While Raziel is in town he is run over by the police officer Theo Crowe, who is back to smoking dope. Only Raziel doesn't die and Theo is confused as to why he wasn't hurt. Meanwhile his wife, Molly is off her meds in order to save for Theo's Christmas gift. Inserted into this list of zany characters is also Roberto, the sunshade wearing fruit bat.

This is a crazy funny book. Moore definitely writes stories from a completely different viewpoint. I especially loved the dead in the cemetery talking amongst themselves.

First Line: "Christmas crept into Pine Cover like a creeping Christmas thing: dragging garland, ribbon, and sleigh bells, oozing eggnog, reeking of pine, and threatening festive doom like a cold sore under the mistletoe."

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