Book Review: The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore

Praise Jesus for Christopher Moore! Who else could skewer the Christmas spirit so violently, yet still come off hopeful? In The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror, Version 2.0, the author continues to elucidate the insanity that dwells in Pine Cove, CA. The setting for a number of his novels, in this, Pine Cove is splattered with holiday gore, as Raziel, the stupidest angel, misgrants the wish of a child, raising Santa from premature death, and a graveyard full of chatty corpses, in the process.

In typical Moore fashion, the characters are over the top and hi-fuckin-larious--particularly Molly-"the warrior babe of the outland" and Roberto the talking fruit bat (from Island of the Sequined Love Nun)--but at the same time so fleshed out and witty, you can't help but want to move to Pine Cove, except for the whole high mortality thing.

It seems that Stupidest is Moore's Love Boat, with an all star cast from his previous novels, assembled for an extra special Christmas episode. But, this one is wrapped in generous helpings of gore and danish furniture.

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