Sunday, October 08, 2006

Lamb



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



Every superhero and mythic figure needs a sidekick.  Batman had Robin, the Green Hornet had Kato, and The Cisco Kid had Poncho, in “Lamb” Jesus has Levi who is Called Biff.  Biff has been resurrected by the angel Raziel to write another gospel  – the story of the missing years of Jesus.

Lamb is a tongue in cheek look at what Jesus's life was "really" like, at least as it was according to Biff.  As all of Christopher Moore’s books, this one is riddled with humor, improbable events, and the reanimation of dead lizards. Definitely not for the serious bible scholar, as Biff quotes from books of the Old Testament such as “Amphibians" and “Excretions” and will undoubtedly be considered profane by the devout.  All that aside is it a rollicking trip through the new New Testament.