The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror

Christmas crept into Pine Cove like a creeping Christmas thing dragging garland, ribbon, and sleigh bells, oozing eggnog, reeking of pine, and threatening festive doom like a cold sore under the mistletoe Twas the night okay, like the week before Christmas, and all through the tiny community of Pine Cove, California, people are busy buying, wrapping, packing, andChristmas crept into Pine Cove like a creeping Christmas thing dragging garland, ribbon, and sleigh bells, oozing eggnog, reeking of pine, and threatening festive doom like a cold sore under the mistletoe Twas the night okay, like the week before Christmas, and all through the tiny community of Pine Cove, California, people are busy buying, wrapping, packing, and generally getting into the holiday spirit It is the hap hap happiest time of the year, after all.But not everybody is feeling the joy Little Joshua Barker is in desperate need of a holiday miracle No, he s not on his deathbed no, his dog hasn t run away from home But Josh is sure that 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 hold on There s an angel waiting in the wings Wings, get it It s none other than the Archangel Raziel come to Earth seeking a small child with a wish that needs granting Unfortunately, our angel 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.Only Christopher Moore, the man who brought you the outrageous lost gospel Lamb and the hysterical fish tale Fluke could have devised a new holiday classic that tugs at the heartstrings and serves up a healthy slice of fruitcake to boot.Move over, Charles Dickens it s Christopher Moore time.
The Stupidest Angel A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror Christmas crept into Pine Cove like a creeping Christmas thing dragging garland ribbon and sleigh bells oozing eggnog reeking of pine and threatening festive doom like a cold sore under the mistl

  • Title: The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror
  • Author: Christopher Moore
  • ISBN: 9780060590253
  • Page: 311
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. What is not to love about a book that has a pot smoking law official married to a crazy woman who runs around naked with a broad sword, brain sucking zombies lead by Santa who want to go shopping at IKEA, incompetent arc angel who likes snickers, and a talking fruit bat? I found the story to be very entertaining with several laugh out loud points (I listened to it on tape). I’d recommend this book to anyone who can just let go of reality and enjoy a tale.

    2. Kitchen sink wackiness and a troop of tropes parade through a book not half as hilarious as I hoped. In a barely fictional California coastal town - that's about two hours from where I live and, to the writer's credit, I feel pretty sure I've been there - the locals of a sleepy tourist town prepare for Christmas. A handful of middle-aged divorcees, lonesome loners, curmudgeons, and crazies bitch and bumble their way through a hair-(and more)-raising couple days. A celestial visitor scares the be [...]

    3. This is another Christopher Moore book I have enjoyed reading, and they have all been hilarious.Very funny and it had that Christopher Moore kookiness, even some returns of fun characters. If you like zombies, you may like this.But this is not one that I would recommend to begin reading his works. If you have never read any of his books try Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal or A Dirty Job first.Still pretty good.

    4. The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror was my first Christopher Moore novel. This novel is not the type of book I normally read. The plot was quite thin but there were tons of funny scenes that made me giggle and snicker (it wasn't funny enough to make me laugh out loud). However I got bored with this book pretty quickly. The humour in this book is very "in your face" type humour. The humour was just so repetitive that it started to get on my nerves after a while and the jo [...]

    5. Con la advertencia más divertida que hay al iniciar la historia nos adentramos a la historia de un pequeño pueblo afectado por las estupidez de un ángelque no es la primera vez que se equivoca"No era su primera misión de natividad. No, de hecho, había sido el encargado de la primera de todas, pero como se había entretenido echando una partida de pinacle, llego con un retraso de 10 años y había anunciado al propio hijo prepubescente que encontraría un bebé envuelto en mantillas en un pe [...]

    6. There's nothing more to say here really. I'm throwing in the towel. I am on disc 3 and have been so completely zoned out I feel like I may have to go all the way back to the beginning. I don't know if I'm just distracted, completely humorless or falling into another slump but this book could not entertain me and I have far too many others sitting here to force it upon myself. The angel is indeed stupid as promised but so are most of the other characters (and there are MANY of them) and it's all [...]

    7. I just picked this book for our book club's December read but couldn't wait until December to read it. I guess you can say that a little Christmas mayhem is good for any time of the year. And if you think Christmas tales are rather lame, peruse this single paragraph at the beginning of the novel.In another Christmas story, Dale Pearson, evil developer, self-absorbed woman hater, and seemingly unredeemable curmudgeon, might be visited in the night by a series of ghosts who, by showing him bleak v [...]

    8. Its utterly rediculous, but its also laugh out loud FUNNY. Im listening on audio book and I've never enjoyed doing laundry more. Its totally odd ball, irreverent, immature, deviously clever and just plain silly, as are most of Moore's books. It doesn't matter if you find the story "believeable" its TOO FUNNY for me to care. C'mon, washed-up female-battle-warrior cult movie star whos totally nuts (in a friendly crazy neighbor sort of way) married to pot smoking sherrif. DEA helicopeter subcontrac [...]

    9. 3 ½ stars: It starts weak, you know that snarky humour that can wear thin real fast? Then he switches to crude. Crude done well can be hilarious and Moore’s a master. It’s a bizarre story packed with quirky characters, an action packed little page turner. Throw in a cemetery full of gossipy dead people, a murder, an archangel on a mission, zombies and a fruit bat. It’s even got a few decent though admittedly twisted love interests. My favorite the pot addicted cop and his warrior babe wif [...]

    10. 3.5 stars.This really had some potential, and some of the stuff was downright hilarious. But it did seem to run a bit long at times. Still, Christopher Moore is a funny dude and I'll read more of his stuff.Plus, the audio was dead-on. The narrator, Tony Roberts, had a great voice for narration and nailed the characters. His delivery of Moore's punchlines was spot on too.

    11. Santa?Murdered?WTF!! This book had me rooting for the poor dippy angel trying to help the poor boy.I almost dropped this book into the bathtub from laughing so hard's that cute.

    12. I don't think a book has made me laugh this much since Good Omens The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch. I want to be the Warrior Babe of the Outland and fight zombies who want to eat brains and go to IKEA. I saw the movie Zombieland this past weekend and that might have just put me in the right frame of mind for this book.Humor in literature is a very subjective thing. What makes one person laugh his butt off is just dumb and annoying to someone else. I love the humor of Conni [...]

    13. I generally enjoy Moore's comedies but this one's just too silly.Raziel, God's stupidest angel has been sent to earth to grant a Christmas miracle to a lucky child. In the quaint village of Pine Cove, he meets 8 year old Joshua, a recent witness to the death of Santa (actually the accidental killing of local jerk Dale, in a Santa suit, by his ex-wife), who fears Christmas is lost. Raziel seeks to rectify the matter by raising Santa--and every other corpse in the graveyard--from the dead on Chris [...]

    14. Three frequently repeated reactions while reading this book:Arghh!! How lame/ irritating/ silly!!Arghh!! Stop swearing you *******!!Arghh!! This is not funny, its STUPID!!The Stupidest angel was a stupid book, with stupid angels, and other stupid and irritating characters and stupid jokes which gave me a headache and were not funny, and I am not stupid enough to read it anymore. I GIVE UP!!

    15. A dimwitted and incompetent angel loses a bet and picks a town full of zany characters in which to fulfill it. Hijinks and frantic hilarity ensue. I found it entertaining enough to occupy my mind while running errands. Audiobook version via Audible. Good performance by Tony Roberts.

    16. Heartwarming? (meant ironically) A stupid angel is supposed to give a child his Christmas wish. The 7 year old child sees "Santa" getting hit with a shovel and wishes that Santa was still alive. Santa comes back to life with a group of his dead friends as zombies. This book had a couple of very funny scenes but in my opinion was definitely not worth the time.

    17. How else but in a mad lib could you have a book involving an idiot angel, a pot smoking sheriff, a zombie Santa, a talking fruit bat, and Kendra, Warrior Babe of the Outland? From the mind and pen of Christopher Moore, that's how!This is typical Moore fare, which is to say, atypical, irreverent, and funny as hell. It's a short, quick read that never takes itself the least bit seriously, and, best yet, it's a Christmas story (I really hope they make a movie out of this, as is allegedly in the wor [...]

    18. The Stupidest Angel really is one crazy, twisted book! This is the warning from author Christopher Moore just prior to the first chapter. take heed:"If you're buying this book as a gift for your grandma or a kid, you should be aware that it contains cusswords as well as tasteful depictions of cannibalism and people in their forties having sex. Don't blame me. I told you."Anyway, I did have a few laughs resulting from the freakish conversations between the undead in the graveyard, and did like Th [...]

    19. If you're sick of all the sentimental Christmas stories and looking for something a little different and have a twisted sense of humor. This is the book for you. My favorite scenes were when the dead people would talk to each other in the cemetery. I also liked how a lot of characters were very crochety and not shy about cussing. Christopher Moore is the greatest at twisted, dark humor :)

    20. Christopher Moore's The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror is another audiobook to entertain, even at 5 A.M. on the commute into the city. My husband and I have gotten into a habit of listening to audiobooks in the car when we travel to and from work, and when we take little road trips.Christopher Moore's books seem to be the most addictive for us even with the sometimes dark humor and harsh content. The Stupidest Angel is no exception.The book is set in Pine Cove, Calif wh [...]

    21. This was a completely different type of read for me. It was different, funny, and very odd. I went with where the author took me and tried to think of it as realistic at all. It was a nice change of pace concerning holiday reading. Zombies, drunk santas, and warrior women? Sign me up!

    22. Time to start reviewing some of my seasonal favorites, starting with my absolute favorite Christmas book, at least my favorite modern Christmas book. Subtitled A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror, this book doesn't stint on the seasonally heartwarming. Or the terror. Or the laughs!"Fear notr I bring you tidings of great joy. Behold, your Christmas wish has been grantedNot what I would have wished for"By the time Raziel, the common sense challenged angel of the title, makes this proclamation, [...]

    23. A scatterbrain angel on a mission drops into the little community of Pine Cove while they are busy preparing for the Lonesome Christmas party. I loved the characters in this novel, even the animals, Skinner the dog and the unforgettable Roberto (the bat with the Ray-Bans sunglasses). Funny, hilarious at times (in a coarse way), a different Christmas read for sure.I highly recommend the audio version read by Tony Roberts.Fav Quotes:She's six, wearing a fluffy pink dress and patent-leather shoes. [...]

    24. Parts of this book are incredibly funny but by the time you get to page 211 of this 306 page book, you know you are reading one of the most "warped" Christmas books ever! It is satire at its finest. It's Christmas in Pine Cove, California - just one of your typical little coastal towns that depends on the annual event for an influx of tourist dollars - but has a whole cast of zany characters starting with the town's only cop Theo Crowe (who has moved past his hippie days to become one of Califor [...]

    25. Ah, what to say about this book? I expected funnier. I really expected funnier. The review I read of this book made me (and my friends) laugh out loud. It was like seeing the trailer for a movie and laughing so much and then going to the show and realizing that the trailer had all the funny bits.I did like the scene with Molly in the Pine Cove Bait and Tackle and Fine Wine shop. She was my favorite character in the book and I liked the scenes with her. Also, Christmas zombies are always good. Th [...]

    26. This has no redeeming value other than being entertaining & short with a dash of heartwarming. Pure snark, mildly amusing, & kind of fun, but the joke was wearing thin by the end. I'm rounding up to give it 3 stars. Still, it has Xmas, zombies, & definitely the stupidest angel. The best characters were the dog, the bat, & the psycho warrior princess, not necessarily in that orderYeah, it was kind of weird, but very well read. I'm not sure, but I might have liked this more if I'd [...]

    27. Es una tontería pero me he reído un montón. Uno de esos libros que no aportan nada, simplemente para pasar un buen rato. Si queréis ver mi reseña más detallada:viajesdeunabibliofilaspo

    28. Nothing here worked for me, not the characters or the plot, I got bored pretty quickly. One of those book where the description outperforms the book itself. Low level repetitive humor, and not heartwarming. Overall, definitely not worth the time. 1 star.

    29. I can't believe I haven't read any of Christopher Moore books before it's hilarious and so strange it's amazing I love the characters there wacky

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