Lamb

Lamb : The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

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Everyone knows about the immaculate conception and the crucifixion. But what happened to Jesus between the manger and the Sermon on the Mount? In this hilarious and bold novel, the acclaimed Christopher Moore shares the greatest story never told: the life of Christ as seen by his boyhood pal, Biff.


Just what was Jesus doing during the many years that have gone unrecorded in the Bible? Biff was there at his side, and now after two thousand years, he shares those good, bad, ugly, and miraculous times. Screamingly funny, audaciously fresh, Lamb rivals the best of Tom Robbins and Carl Hiaasen, and is sure to please this gifted writer's fans and win him legions more.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 135 x 203 x 23mm | 386g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0380813815
  • 9780380813810
  • 81,675

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The birth of Jesus has been well chronicled, as have his glorious teachings, acts, and divine sacrifice after his thirtieth birthday. But no one knows about the early life of the Son of God, the missing years -- except Biff, the Messiah's best bud, who has been resurrected to tell the story in the divinely hilarious yet heartfelt work reminiscent of Vonnegut and Douglas Adams (Philadelphia Inquirer).

Verily, the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one, filled with remarkable journeys, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and hot babes. Even the considerable wiles and devotion of the Savior's pal may not be enough to divert Joshua from his tragic destiny. But there's no one who loves Josh more -- except maybe Maggie, Mary of Magdala -- and Biff isn't about to let his extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a fight.
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Review Text

"[Moore's] most ambitious book." East Bay Express
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Review quote

"An instant classic . . . terrific, funny and poignant.--Rocky Mountain News
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About Christopher Moore

Moore, Christopher

Christopher Moore is the author of the novels Secondhand Souls, Sacré Bleu, A Dirty Job, and Lamb. He lives in San Francisco, California.
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162,841 ratings
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4 29% (47,580)
3 13% (21,872)
2 4% (6,907)
1 3% (4,279)
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