Christmas Day of the Dead

The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror, by Christopher Moore – For this holiday story, Moore returns to the coastal California town of Pine Cove that he had featured in Practical Demonkeeping and The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove, and brings in the slow-witted angel Raziel from Lamb. Raziel arrives to perform the annual Christmas miracle, but due to his stupidity he makes a mess of the whole thing and ends up waking the dead. Yes, it’s a Christmas story with zombies, and while I think they’re overdone these days, Moore manages to keep them funny and creative, and they don’t overwhelm the story. It was nice seeing the characters from the older books again, particularly Theophilus Crowe and Molly Michon, and I liked Moore’s take on angels. Really, even though he’s the titular character, Raziel himself seems a bit underused. Oh, well. It was a good light read, and appropriate for the season. There’s also apparently a movie in pre-production, so it’ll be interesting to see what happens with that.

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