Saturday, May 21, 2011

An Audiobook in Review: Lamb

Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal By: Christopher Moore
Fiction: historic, humor
Book Count: 34

What better book to talk about on this year's date of the end of the world? This is, as the title suggests, the story of Jesus's life (called Joshua in the book) as told by his best friend, Levi called Biff. As anyone who have read other books by this author can guess, this is not meant to be realistic and would be a bit offensive if you read it as such. (Biff is constantly hitting on Mary [Jesus's mother as well as Magdala], one disciple is crazy, one flamingly gay, one smells of dogs, and there is nothing like preforming miracles on a caffeine high [Biff invents the cappuccino.]) The main part of the story goes over the time in Jesus's life that the gospels skip over (childhood, early adult). During this time they deal with accidental miracles, learning to be stone workers, because as Biff points its a desert; no trees, lots of rocks, and then search for the 3 wise men, learning all they can from them.

12 CD's 15 Hrs.

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