The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror
'Twas the night (okay, more like the week) before Christmas, and all through the tiny community of Pine Cove, California, people are busy buying, wrapping, packing, and generally getting into the holiday spirit. But not everybody is feeling the joy. Little Joshua Barker is in desperate need of a... show more
'Twas the night (okay, more like the week) before Christmas, and all through the tiny community of Pine Cove, California, people are busy buying, wrapping, packing, and generally getting into the holiday spirit. But not everybody is feeling the joy. Little Joshua Barker is in desperate need of a holiday miracle. No, he's not on his deathbed; no, his dog hasn't run away from home. But Josh is sure that he saw Santa take a shovel to the head, and now the seven-year-old has only one prayer: Please, Santa, come back from the dead. But hold on! There's an angel waiting in the wings. (Wings, get it?) It's none other than the Archangel Raziel come to Earth seeking a small child with a wish that needs granting. Unfortunately, our angel's not sporting the brightest halo in the bunch, and before you can say "Kris Kringle," he's botched his sacred mission and sent the residents of Pine Cove headlong into Christmas chaos, culminating in the most hilarious and horrifying holiday party the town has ever seen. Move over, Charles Dickens -- it's Christopher Moore time.
Publish date: November 1st 2005
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 306
Edition language: English
Series: Pine Cove (#3)
A dimwitted and incompetent angel loses a bet and picks a town full of zany characters in which to fulfill it. Hijinks and frantic hilarity ensue. I found it entertaining enough to occupy my mind while running errands. Audiobook version via Audible. Good performance by Tony Roberts.
A town that is full of crazies to begin with get’s sent an angel to grant the Christmas wish of a young boy. The angel who gets the job is a little bonkers himself and...well more chaos ensues as the angel tries to give the child what he wants. The book is pure silliness which seems to be a theme...
There's nothing more to say here really. I'm throwing in the towel. I am on disc 3 and have been so completely zoned out I feel like I may have to go all the way back to the beginning. I don't know if I'm just distracted, completely humorless or falling into another slump but this book could not ent...
This is a fun book from cover to cover. My wife bought if for me for Christmas and it brought me a lot of twisted cheer. The style and the way of thinking is Carl Hiassen meets Tom Sharpe with a dash of Sam Raimi thrown in. Christopher Moore manages to pull off writing a book in which we care wh...