Now in a special holiday edition, the hilariously deranged tale of Santa, fruitcakes, angels, and Kung fu. . . . “Christopher Moore writes novels that are not only hilarious, but fun to read as well. He is an author at the top of his craft.—Nicholas Sparks
’Twas the night before Christmas . . . and all through Pine Cove, Florida, the creatures were stirring in this wonderfully funny tale that gives the spirit of Christmas a whole new meaning.
Hilarity abounds in Moore's latest satirical gem. Sleepy Pine Cove, Calif., is abuzz with Christmas spirit, but Lena Marquez is fed up with her despicable ex-husband, Dale Pearson. On his way home from playing Santa Claus at the local lodge, Dale spies sneaky Lena uprooting his Monterey pines; he pulls a gun on her, she lashes out with a shovel and oops! kills him. Seven-year-old Josh Barker, thinking he's just seen the murder of Santa, prays for a miracle to save Christmas. To Lena's rescue comes Tucker Case, a slimy, reformed Casanova and DEA pilot, who gives her an alibi and sweeps her off her feet. The marijuana-cultivating town constable, Theo Crowe, suspects foul play, but Tucker intervenes with a blackmail scheme to keep the crime buried. Meanwhile, there's a new arrival in town: the glowingly blond Archangel Raziel (last seen in Lamb) has come "dirtside" on a "miracle mission" involving Josh's wish and reviving the town's dearly departed. Pine Cove's biggest challenge surfaces as comically reanimated zombies begin to rise and feast on the living, and a huge El Ni o induced storm swirls. This little slice of perverse Christmas cheer is enough to make even the most cynical Scrooge guffaw.
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Very funny! What can you say about a book that intertwined fights with angels, zombie Santa, and a tropical fruit bat that wears sunglasses! Tis the season for laughter!
I needed something a bit irreverent to read this Christmas while recovering from the flu and generally feeling lousy. A dear friend who appreciates my sense of humor casually mentioned this as one of her favorite holiday reads, so I gave it sampling; The Stupidest Angel was just what the doctor ordered. This has to be one of the most fantastic cast of characters ever assembled, while simultaneously remaining familiar enough to be friends and neighbors. My favorite by the end was easily “Roberto”! Do yourself a favor and carve out some time to read this story; my guess is you’ll never look at the holidays quite the same ever again.
The stupidest angel
Hilarious! I couldn't put it down. Moves From beginning to end, and I think I have met almost every character at least once in my life, except the psycho at the end.