I just finished Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal. I really enjoyed it. For those who find the subject matter sacriligious, I quote from the Author’s Blessing at the start of the book.
If you have come to these pages for laughter,
may you find it.
If you are here to be offended, may your ire rise
and your blood boil.
If you seek an adventure, may this story sing you
away to a blissful escape.
If you need to test or confirm your beliefs, may
you reach comfortable conclusions.
All books reveal perfection, by what they are or
what they are not.
May you find that which you seek, in these pages
or outside them.
May you find perfection, and know it
I laughed. I was touched. I was taken away from my day to day life for a little while. I found what I sought. I hope that others do the same.
Next on deck, The Gospel According to Jesus Christ by José Saramago. It seemed like an appropriate book to follow. If it gets too serious though, I might put it aside and read another Christopher Moore book. Perhaps Fluke or Practical Demonkeeping. We’ll see.