The Stupidest Angel

The Stupidest Angel : A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror

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Twas the night (okay, more like the week) before Christmas and little Joshua Barker is in desperate need of a Christmas miracle. Josh is sure 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 coming to Earth, seeking a small child whose wish needs granting, is none other than Archangel Raziel. Unfortunately, he'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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 22mm | 200g
  • Orbit
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 9781841496184
  • 106,039

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Praise for Christopher Moore: 'Wickedly funny' Waterstone's Books Quarterly, 'Christopher Moore is a very sick man, in the very best sense of the word' Carl Hiaasen, 'Humour that seamlessly blends lunacy with larceny ... habit forming zaniness' USA Today, 'Moore is endlessly inventive ... it is a sure winner' Publishers Weekly
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About Christopher Moore

Christopher Moore began writing at the age of six and became the oldest known child prodigy when, in his early thirties, he published his first novel. Chris enjoys cheese crackers, acid jazz, and otter scrubbing and lives in an inaccessible island fortress in the Pacific.
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Rating details

42,252 ratings
3.81 out of 5 stars
5 29% (12,112)
4 36% (15,262)
3 26% (10,783)
2 7% (2,972)
1 3% (1,123)

Our customer reviews

The Stupidest Angel is the 8th novel by American author Christopher Moore and the third book in the Pine Cove series. This is a Christmas story with a big difference! Whilst it may start with an Archangel (Raziel) sent to earth to grant a child's wish, any similarity to other Christmas tales ends right there. Moore brings together a cast of characters and a plot unlike any other. Raziel is well-meaning but stupid: he got distracted on the way to the first Nativity and arrived 10 years late. The town he picks for his Miracle, Pine Cove, is full of characters bound to make things even harder for him: Theo Crowe is the pot-smoking, pot-growing Constable; Theo is married to occasionally psychotic Molly Michon, ex-scream queen of the B movie silver screen reprising her role as Kendra, Warrior Babe of the Outland; Molly's best friend is real-estate agent, Lena Marquez, still at odds with her ex-husband; Lena's ex-husband is Dale Pearson, evil developer disliked by many; Theo's best friend is biologist Gabe Fenton, pining for his ex-girlfriend, Valerie Riordan, the town psychiatrist; new in town is randy DEA pilot Tucker Case, hoping to score some female action this Christmas. Add Tuck's giant Micronesian fruit bat, Roberto, a cast of dead people in the graveyard, and the child that Raziel has settled on, Joshua Barker, who witnesses what he believes is the untimely demise of Santa by shovel blow, and the scene is set. This tale includes sex in the cemetery, brain-eating zombies, pharmaceutically enhanced fruitcake, a sword-wielding psychotic, a wild storm and a bat in Raybans. Moore introduces concepts like Christmas Amnesty, Winter Denial and California Schadenfreude. Hilarious!show more
by Marianne Vincent
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