Geek Lit: Secondhand Souls

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I’m a big fan of Christopher Moore’s books.  His Fool novels hit me just right, possibly due to the subject matter of Shakespeare’s plays, and I wrote a whole recommendation for Moore’s take on the life of Jesus in the past.

His latest, Secondhand Souls, is a sequel to an earlier novel A Dirty Job.  Quite frankly, I was mildly disappointed this time around.  Review and SPOILERS behind the cut.

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Tom Recommends: Christopher Moore’s “Lamb”

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One of my favorite living authors is Christopher Moore.  Moore’s an American humor writer that often uses the supernatural and the weird for his jokes.  I’ve enjoyed most of his novels, with an exception here and there.  His vampire trilogy would have worked out fine as just one book, since the sequels had an obnoxious Goth girl narrating large chunks of the book, and The Stupidest Angel seems like something he threw together rather quickly as an excuse to let a bunch of characters he had from other books to meet up and hang out for Christmas.

But his best book may very well be his most controversial:  Lamb:  The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal.

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