March 01, 2003
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore

Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore: this is the story of Joshua (AKA Jesus) and his life that The Bible never covers which is roughly until He’s about thirty years old. This book would probably be considered irreverant by some, but I found it to be both funny and heart-warming.

Most of the novel consits of Joshua setting off to find the three wise men to figure out exactly what he’s supposed to do since he’s the messiah. Biff, his best friend, travels with him and the hilarity ensues.

I really did enjoy this book, though I wouldn’t consider it as good as some of Moore’s other titles (especially Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story or Island of the Sequined Love Nun). Definitely worth the read.

January 25, 2003
Cross Dressing by Bill Fitzhugh

Cross Dressing by Bill Fitzhugh: wonderful book. The story is about an ad executive who’s twin brother, a priest, pretends to be him to receive the ad exec’s insurance, but dies. The ad exec must then avoid the various and assorted people that are after him while trying to be a priest and falling in love with a nun. Fitzhugh’s books are always hysterical and fun to read and this one provides the same sarcastic humor and wit that I look forward to in his books.

Night of the Avenging Blowfish: A Novel of Covert Operations, Love, and Luncheon Meat by John Welter

Night of the Avenging Blowfish: A Novel of Covert Operations, Love, and Luncheon Meat by John Welter: very funny book about a love-sick, caustic secret service agent. Several parts of the book were just laugh-out-loud funny and I just found Doyle so endearing. The style reminded me a lot of Christopher Moore. I am going to take a look at getting his other books too.