The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore
(v2.0) (Pine Cove)

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'Twas the night (okay, more 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.

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.

Move over, Charles Dickens -- it's Christopher Moore time.

 

About Christopher Moore

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Christopher Moore is the author of twelve previous novels: Practical Demonkeeping, Coyote Blue, Bloodsucking Fiends, Island of the Sequined Love Nun, The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove, Lamb, Fluke, The Stupidest Angel, A Dirty Job, You Suck, Fool, and Bite Me. He lives in San Francisco, California.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 300 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Arts & Photography, Science & Math. Fiction

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This audiobook starts off innocently enough—with a few minutes of bright, punchy Christmas music—but as we meet each resident of Pine Cove, Calif., the story bends, becoming as twisted

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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 h

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The New York Times

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Christopher Moore's Christmas story combines an archangel, a miracle and brain-eating zombies rising from their graves.

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Book Reporter

--- so that should set.

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Readers don't need to be familiar with Christopher Moore to appreciate his demented holiday fable The Stupidest Angel, but it helps, given...

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Pine Cove is where sad people go for Christmas...

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BookPage

In fact, it's more of an anti-Christmas story than anything else, meaning he does a good job of sending up the genre, shaking up all that is normally accepted heavenly angels, red-cheeked children, eggnog by the fire yet still creating a place and a cast of characters that is entirely festive and...

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