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The Stupidest Angel: 10/01/06

The Stupidest Angel

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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