Mocha Girl Alexis from Reflections of a Bookaholic started a Wednesday Meme called Why I Love Wednesday. What is a Meme you ask? According to wikipedia…The term “Internet meme” refers to a catchphrase or concept that spreads rapidly from person to person via the Internet, largely through Internet-based email, blogs, forums, Imageboards, social networking sites and instant messaging. Basically, a topic from the meme host (Alexis) is posted on participating blogs with blog authors (me) answering it on their site (here).
The topic this Wednesday is… Underrated Book
As I was looking over my bookshelf one of them stood out way more than the others. I can bet you have never, ever heard of this book and you probably don’t know anyone who has read it. Let me give you a teaser…
The birth of Jesus has been well chronicled, as have his glorious teachings, acts, and divine sacrifice after his thirtieth birthday. But no one knows about the early life of the Son of God, the missing years -- except Biff, the Messiah's best bud, who has been resurrected to tell the story in the divinely hilarious yet heartfelt work "reminiscent of Vonnegut and Douglas Adams" (Philadelphia Inquirer). Verily, the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one, filled with remarkable journeys, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and hot babes. Even the considerable wiles and devotion of the Savior's pal may not be enough to divert Joshua from his tragic destiny. But there's no one who loves Josh more -- except maybe "Maggie," Mary of Magdala -- and Biff isn't about to let his extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a fight.
I loved this book. I read biblical fiction and this one is the best of the best. And it is crazy funny. I bought the new anniversary edition which looks like a Bible with gold edges and all. I know people thought I was a mess when they saw me reading it and laughing. Yes, out loud! I highly recommend you read this book and this would be the perfect time of the year to read it too!
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
Book Web Site www.chrismoore.com
What book have you read that you think is underrated? Do tell.
♥Mocha Girl Alysia ♥