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The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror
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Now in a special holiday edition, the hilariously deranged tale of Santa, fruitcakes, angels, and Kung fu. . . . “Christopher Moore writes novels that are not only hilarious, but fun to read as well. He is an author at the top of his craft.—Nicholas Sparks

'Twas the night before Christmas . . . and all through Pine Cove, Florida, the creatures were stirring in this wonderfully funny tale that gives the spirit of Christmas a whole new meaning.

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Street Date:
10/12/2004
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English
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Christopher Moore. (2004). The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror. Unabridged HarperAudio.

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Christopher Moore. 2004. The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror. HarperAudio.

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Christopher Moore, The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror. HarperAudio, 2004.

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Christopher Moore. The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror. Unabridged HarperAudio, 2004.

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      • content: Tony Roberts throws himself into the "spirit of the season" with relish and pizzazz as he reads Moore's absurd story about the residents of Pine Cove, California. Roberts is dripping with enthusiasm--and his voice is rich with the ironic humor Moore uses so generously--in telling the story of a dead Santa, a foolish archangel, a stoned cop and his crazy wife, a child's wish, and a town full of zombies. Roberts's careful rendering of each character hits the mark, bringing each person--living or dead--to life. A great match for Moore's dry wit and outlandish understatement, Roberts possesses a gift for the timing needed to pull off this wildly funny tale. H.L.S. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine
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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 home from playing Santa Claus at the local lodge, Dale spies sneaky Lena uprooting his Monterey pines; he pulls a gun on her, she lashes out with a shovel and—oops!—kills him. Seven-year-old Josh Barker, thinking he's just seen the murder of Santa, prays for a miracle to save Christmas. To Lena's rescue comes Tucker Case, a slimy, reformed Casanova and DEA pilot, who gives her an alibi and sweeps her off her feet. The marijuana-cultivating town constable, Theo Crowe, suspects foul play, but Tucker intervenes with a blackmail scheme to keep the crime buried. Meanwhile, there's a new arrival in town: the glowingly blond Archangel Raziel (last seen in Lamb
        ) has come "dirtside" on a "miracle mission" involving Josh's wish and reviving the town's dearly departed. Pine Cove's biggest challenge surfaces as comically reanimated zombies begin to rise and feast on the living, and a huge El Niño–induced storm swirls. This little slice of perverse Christmas cheer is enough to make even the most cynical Scrooge guffaw. Agent, Nicholas Ellison. (Oct.)

        Forecast:
        Moore's reputation for quality satire and the book's compact size should make hand-selling this as easy as pie.

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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 as an image in a funhouse mirror. Lena Marquez is the sanest of the bunch, even if she does have a habit of wreaking violence on her ex-husband, known here as the "Evil Developer." Then there's Lena's best friend Molly, a former B-movie actress who hears voices, occasionally believes herself to be "The Warrior Babe of the Outland" and is married to the town constable, Theo, a former pot addict who's slipping off the wagon. To top that off, there's Tucker, a lonely pilot who has a Micronesian fruit bat for a pet, and a rather witless archangel named Raziel who comes to Earth to grant one boy's Christmas wish. It is that wish which turns this Christmas comedy into a holiday horror story. Roberts narrates the whole affair with skill, using his warm, hearty voice to great effect. His is the kind of voice that one would expect to hear in the audio version of A Christmas Carol
        or a children's storybook, which makes him the perfect reader for this book since it is, in part, a parody of the Christmas classics—albeit a gruesomely entertaining one. Whether crooning a few bars of the blues, personifying the dead or delivering one of the story's uplifting messages ("Life is messy. People generally suck"), Roberts's velvet voice rings with mirth, accentuating the humor and absurdity of each moment. Simultaneous release with the Morrow hardcover (Forecasts, Oct. 4).

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        August 1, 2004
        If you've read Fluke, you'll know that this is no heartwarming Christmas tale. Instead, Lena Marquez of Pagan Vegetarians for Peace arranges to have mean (and fat) ex-husband Dale dispatched with a shovel. But young Josh thinks that Dale was Santa, and the efforts of the angel Raziel to raise him from the dead bring a host of problems.

        Copyright 2004 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        November 15, 2004
        Moore's (Fluke) latest novel begins as a riff on A Christmas Carol, with Christmas itself cast in the role of Marley's ghost, oozing eggnog, reeking of pine scent, and "threatening festive doom like a cold sore under the mistletoe." In the role of Scrooge is Dale Pearson, a land developer in Pine Cove, CA. When dressed as Santa Dale gets dispatched with a shovel, in full view of a youngster, it's clear we're not in Dickens country any more. Of course, resurrection (of a sort) is possible, hence the zombies who infest the latter half of this brief novel. Moore fans will welcome the return of favorites like the angel Raziel from Lamb, fans of mindless humor will find much to enjoy, and literary types can pick out allusions like raisins (Malcolm Cowley is an antiquarian bookseller addicted to rotten flesh and IKEA furniture). A Christmas pudding of a book, offering something for everyone, short perhaps of those who tear up at the thought of yet another viewing of It's a Wonderful Life. This is the perfect complement to December book displays for most public libraries. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 8/04.]-Bob Lunn, Kansas City P.L., MO

        Copyright 2004 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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