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Alice in La-La-Land by Robert Wright Campbell
Art Work by the Pasadena College of Art and Design
Arthur & George by Julian Barnes
Aunt Crete's Emancipation by Grace Livingston Hill
Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo! by Rosetta Stone
Blood Sweat and Tea by Tom Reynolds
A Century of America's Favorite Foods by Sue Dawson
A Chance to See Egypt by Sandra Scofield
A Color Clown Comes to Town by Jane Belk Moncure
The Creature in the Teacher by Christopher Pike
Eva Luna by Isabel Allende
Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith
Happy Birthday Frankie by Sarah Weeks
Little Cloud by Eric Carle
The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
Minnie by Annie M.G. Schmidt
A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza
Numbers by DK Books
Owl at Home by Arnold Lobel
Rainbow Fish to the Rescue by Marcus Pfister
The Secret Three by Mildred Myrick
The Seven Dials Mystery by Agatha Christie
Shapes by DK Books
A Simple Monk by Alison Wright
Stargate by Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich
The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore
Touch and Feel Baby Animals by DK Books
Viva Las Buffy by Scott Lobdell
The Walking Stones by Mollie Hunter

Miscellaneous:
Fill Her Up
A Full Night's Sleep
Happy Halloween
A Long Day for Sean
On Holiday While Sleeping
Our Trip to the Peninsula
Playing the Same Games
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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Comments for The Stupidest Angel

The Stupidest AngelThe Stupidest Angel: 10/01/06

After my lukewarm enjoyment of Lamb, I was a reluctant to read The Stupidest Angel but I've owed to another BookCrosser since July and was way overdue for reading it. I'm glad I finally did; it was one of the funniest Moore books yet and were it not for having to tend to Harriet, I could have finished it in one sitting.

The Stupidest Angel returns to Pine Cove a few years after The Lust Lizard and unites characters from that book along with those from The Island of the Sequined Love Nun and Lamb. As with the other Pine Cove books, the small California town has to cope with supernatural events after being visited by a very unusual traveler; in this case, it's Raziel come to grant the Christmas wish of Josh Baker. Truth be told, God should have sent someone else to do the grant wishing!

The book is full of wonderful lines that had me laughing and carrying the book with me from room to room so I could read it any time I had at least one hand free. One of my favorite lines is: "Santa was dead. Christmas was ruined. Josh was hosed." (page 37)

Here is my short but enthusiastic BookCrossing review:

Great book! The Stupidest Angel was everything I had hoped Lamb would be but wasn't. To be fair, I enjoy the Pine Cove books more than his others. This book is a classic Pine Cove story with a dim-witted angel, a talking bat and brain eating zombies lead by Santa Claus.



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