Thursday, April 22, 2010

Lamb: Book Review by Me...

...okay, so I've totally slacked off on reading. My prime reading time is deer season so I started this book when we went to Florida and couldn't put it down then I got home and forgot all about it. I FINALLY finished Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore last night. Don't get me wrong, just because it took me 4 months to finish it doesn't mean it's not a good book, it just means I'm easily distracted. So here goes, my thoughts without giving the book away:

*Wow! Not at ALL what I expected. I am not a highly religious person so I would really like to hear the thoughts from someone that is or more so than I, which is probably anyone. I mean I thought it was a good book and I think it would be a little more clear if I had a better understanding of some of the things that went on (I found myself during our trip asking my mom a lot of questions) but I'm not sure how they would take would they consider it to be sacrilegious?

*Can we just say there is a lot of fornication going on in this book? WOW!

*Mary Magdalene not how I pictured her from the Bible. She kind of reminds of woman power-Mary rocks!

*I really came to love Levi throughout the book. I mean he's an awesome friend to Joshua AKA Jesus and he's hilarious plus he marches to his own drum. I was really sad with Levi at the end of the book but happy in the epilogue.

So overall, good book...would definitely recommend it. I know there's some of you out there that have read it so please let me know what you thought of it.


Slamdunk said...

Deer season reader eh? Makes sense. It is more difficult for us to read as well when the weather is warm.

Meredith said...

I LOVED Lamb. I didn't have a problem with it, even though I'm religious, but I also haven't had a problem with the movies Dogma or I might be in the minority.

FWIW, I went to a religious college, and almost everyone I knew read and loved the book!

Faith said...

I LOVED the book too. It cracked me up every second that I read it. I also have a 13 year old boy sense of humor though.