3 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 wife a loveable sword wielding psycho who hears voices I thought it rocked until the ending, which was okay, just pointless A fast, fun readNo one knows why, but second only to eating the brains of the living, the dead love affordable prefab furniture IKEA IKEA Con la advertencia m s divertida que hay al iniciar la historia nos adentramos a la historia de un peque o pueblo afectado por las estupidez de un ngelque no es la primera vez que se equivocaNo era su primera misi n de natividad No, de hecho, hab a sido el encargado de la primera de todas, pero como se hab a entretenido echando una partida de pinacle, llego con un retraso de 10 a os y hab a anunciado al propio hijo prepubescente que encontrar a un beb envuelto en mantillas en un pesebre Si bien su primer error fue vergonzoso el segundo es mortal En su af n de cumplir el milagro de navidad termina metiendo en terribles, y graciosas, dificultades Aunque siendo sincera el enfoque de este libro no radica en ese milagro navide o sino en las acciones que llevan a ese milagro y en los personajes involucrados estos ltimos un catalogo de personas extravagantes que se ven reducidas por los personajes bastante raros, y que terminan siendo opacados por el murci lago Roberto.Si bien la historia da much simas vueltas antes de llegar al climax, todo el transcurso antes de ello es divertido, cargado de humor negro y personalidades cuestionales, que van juntando las piezas para llegar la batalla final, aunque todo ese trabajo es reducido a nada por una resoluci n por dem s decepcionante, con un deus ex machina en toda la regla y que no puede m s insatisfactorio s lo intentar A pesar de la historia no es nada del otro mundo, en ning n momento aburre dado que se desarrolla en un 70% humor y 30% en acci n holliwodense, y no hay m s que eso, los personajes est n poco profundizados y el pueblo no es excesivamente descrito, de hecho estos aspectos est n tan presentes que me atrevo a decir que este es un libro nicamente para una tarde lluviosa en la que no haya nada que hacer porque a pesar de que no es un libro del tipo profundo pero es tremendamente entretenido. 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 SpiritBut 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 DeadBut 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 SeenMove Over, Charles Dickens It S Christopher Moore Time 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 jokes just stopped being funny I didn t like the second half of the book as it just got too far fetched and stupid I really struggled to finish it I don t think this sort of book is for everyone and I m not sure that I ll ever read another book by Christopher Moore He s the type of author I would get bored of very easily If you like movies like Scary Movie, Date Movie and Epic Movie then you ll probably like this book 2 stars There s nothing 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 a little too wacky zany for my current pissy mood. Its utterly rediculous, but its also laugh out loud FUNNY Im listening on audio book and I ve never enjoyed doing laundry 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 subcontractor helps woman he s never met clean up a crime scene, and introduces her to his pet fruit bat Oh, yeah, and then there is the stupidest angel, and the sherrif s biologist friend who s doing some pretty wierd stuff with conditioning rats that just might work on him too something about batteries and electrodes and underwear models a little goy kid and his ruminations on whos got better holidays, and what s gonna get him on the bad list at the north pole Kinda throws believable out the window before you even start the book Its not something you d want to discuss with the church book club, no worse than your average cable stand up from a vulgarity standpoint and much funnier than most I ve been laughing for the last 3 hours straight Its silly, go with it. 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 visions of Christmas future, past, and present, would bring about in him a change to generosity, kindness, and a general warmth toward his fellow man But this is not that kind of Christmas story, so here in not too many pages, someone is going to dispatch the miserable son of a bitch with a shovel That s the spirit of Christmas yet to come in these parts Ho, ho, ho The Stupidest Angel is anything but the normal Christmas tale Christopher Moore has revived the residents of Pine Cove, and some other characters from his other novels, with all their silliness and insanity and added an angel that is one part the Terminator and two part Jim Carry from Dumb and Dumber This rather short novel has one liners than a Henny Youngman convention and laughs than a barrel of tea party congressmen I especially loved the return of Roberto T Fruitbat from Island of the Sequined Love Nun but you do not need to have read any of Moore s other novels to enjoy this one Put this on your Christmas list and hope someone doesn t kill Santa Claus before December. My favorite Christmas read Just so off, it s funny My third year to love this odd story Fun as a buddy read with my fun pal Mary Beth. Kitchen sink wackiness and a troop of tropes parade through a book not half as hilarious as I had hoped it would be 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 raising couple of days A celestial visitor scares the bejesus out of the local constable, who has got his hands full sorting out a town s worth of mischief and mayhem Do all of Christopher Moore s books include angels and an undercurrent of Christianity I ve only read two Moores so far, but I m two for two on the jesus and god topic I should look for titles without gospel and angel in them So, that s on me.This isn t as funny as I d hoped In fact, neither of his books lived up to the hype I had built up after reading the reviews I got a snort or two out of The Stupidest Angel, but generally I find his humor to be dated and easy, as in, he goes for the easy gag Not that I could do better All in all, there were a few insightful satirical jabs, but not enough to make me feel it was worth the read. 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.