- Paperback: 464 pages
- Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (May 25 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0380813815
- ISBN-13: 978-0380813810
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.9 x 20.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 340 g
- Average Customer Review: 251 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #20,547 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal Paperback – May 25 2004
|New from||Used from|
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
“An instant classic . . . terrific, funny and poignant. (Rocky Mountain News)^“[Moore’s] most ambitious book.” (East Bay Express)^“I haven’t finished reading [LAMB] yet, but I’ve managed to laugh myself to tears on more than one occasion.” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
About the Author
Christopher Moore is the author of fourteen previous novels, including Lamb, The Stupidest Angel, Fool, Sacré Bleu, A Dirty Job, and The Serpent of Venice.
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
251 customer reviews
Review this product
Read reviews that mention
Showing 1-8 of 251 reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Lamb is pure genius. Let’s be honest, we were all stupid teens at one point in time. When you sit back and think about it, people everywhere from every time are more or less the same. Did Napoleon get picked on by the other boys because he needed a stool to get on his horse? Did Abraham Lincoln burn down a lob cabin while farting over an open flame? Was Attila the Hun afraid to kiss a girl? It’s fun to imagine what historic people would have been like when they were stupid teens.
This book had me laughing out loud, reading great one-liners and hilarious scenarios to my ever-patient wife, who has not yet forbidden me from speaking to her while she is reading. I loved how Moore created these magical scenes that would develop a theme or flat out statement from the Bible. For me, Lamb had a Forrest Gump appeal to it. Through the comedy, Moore told a heartwarming tale that portrayed the life of Jesus Christ in a whole new perspective. As a reader, I had a window into the events and influences that created the man. Yes, I know that it’s fiction, but it seemed plausible.
The characters. I just can’t say enough about the characters created by Moore. Biff, of course, carries the story. He is the peanut butter to Jesus’ jelly. Biff allowed us to see Jesus for who he was, a person just like any of us. They argued, farted and had each other’s backs. They were normal, yet exceptional. Moore didn’t neglect any of the other characters. I was able to see many familiar characters in a whole new light. Best of all, was his treatment of Jesus. We got to know the boy who became the man. We saw his struggles, his pain and torment, but we also saw him have fun and learn. There was nothing irreverent about the character.
Lamb might not be for everyone. The close-minded at one end of the spectrum or the other will hate it because they are supposed to. It’s fictional hypothesizing, enjoy it for what it is. And that’s all I have to say about that.