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Fri, 26 Nov 2004

The Stupidest Angel / Christopher Moore
The Stupidest Angel It's the day after Thanksgiving. Which means two things: turkey leftovers, which I love; and the start of the Christmas onslaught. Now I grant that, as a non-Christian, I'm not the target audience for this stuff. But does it have to be such dreck? Does it have to be so awfully serious (and seriously awful)? Heck, even Dragnet dropped its "The stories you are about to hear is true" when Christmas came around.

Which is why I'm grateful for Christopher Moore. I first discovered Moore through his book Island of the Sequined Love Nun, just the sort of thing to gladden my diseased soul. And I discovered his willingness to use even the most sacred tales when I saw and then devoured his brilliant Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal, a far smarter and insightful tale of the zeroth century Middle East than you're expecting. Moore is like Carl Hiaasen on drugs. But good drugs.

Which brings me to this latest work, just in time for the holidays. The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror is just what we need in these faith-challenged times. Because in a battle between faith and a sense of the absurd, absurdity will win every time. Or at least two out of three falls.

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