Friday, September 15, 2006

Lamb by Christopher Moore

The Alcott Book Group met this week to discuss the outrageous and irreverent Lamb by Christopher Moore. Personally, I believe we should achieve some kind of church book group icon status for kicking off the year with this wild romp.

Lamb is the life story of Jesus that the other Gospels left out. It is satire, adventure tale, world religion primer, homage to the Apocrypha, and salute to adolescence all rolled up in one. Imagine that Carl Hiasen meets Marcus Borg and they write a novel which Dave Barry and Ram Dass edit.

The group liked it. The group surprised itself by how much they liked it. All agreed that Christopher Moore is a very smart man who was born to write this book. The language, violence, language, strong sexual content, adolescent humor, and language couldn't dissuade us from our unanimous approval. Then again, maybe that's why...

Alcott Book Group is currently full. We are meeting again on October 12 to discuss The Lighthouse by P.D. James. Please email me if you would like to be on the waiting list to join.


Obijuan said...

Love this book.

Moore is one of the smartest and funniest writers out there. Try Fluke and Coyote Blue if you liked Lamb.

Every 7th Day said...

Fluke was how I found Moore and fell for the crazy man then. I'll check out Coyote Blue next. Thanks!