Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Tuesday Teaser - The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of 
Rules:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week my Teaser is from the Kindle version of The Stupidest Angel: a Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror by Christopher Moore.

2% into the book, the opening 2 sentences:

"Christmas crept into Pine Cove like a creeping Christmas thing: dragging garland, ribbon, and sleigh bells, oozing eggnog, reeking of pine, and threatening festive doom like a cold sore under the mistletoe." 

"Pine Cove, her pseudo-Tudor architecture all tarted up for the holiday quaintage - twinkle lights in all the trees along Cypress Street, fake snow blown into the corner of every shop's windows, miniature Santas and giant candles hovering illuminated beneath every streetlight - opened to the droves of tourists from Los Angeles, San Francisco, and the Central Valley searching for a truly meaningful moment of Christmas commerce."

Those 2 sentences take up the whole page, but they are entertaining. This book is an interesting piece of Christmas reading that some people have chosen to make a traditional part of their yearly celebration. It's worth a read even if you don't do that. Like other Christopher Moore books, there is little traditional about it and a great deal of humor.

This version of The Stupidest Angel was published October 13, 2009 by Harper Collins e-books.

What kind of Teaser are you reading this week?