The Stupidest Angel

I promised to post a review of Chris Moore’s new book, The Stupidest Angel, a week or so ago when I posted my run-down of his work. But Laura pretty much exactly nails it over in her blog. It’s funny as hell, better than Fluke, but not really up to the standard I expect from […]

I promised to post a review of Chris Moore’s new book, The Stupidest Angel, a week or so ago when I posted my run-down of his work.

But Laura pretty much exactly nails it over in her blog.

It’s funny as hell, better than Fluke, but not really up to the standard I expect from Moore. Go back and read the early ones, and read this if you gotta have more. Don’t start here though, partly because everyone in this book is from earlier Moore novels.

There are a lot of great lines, and if I had it in an e-book format that I could search, cut and paste, I’d drop several here, but this is one that particularly spoke to me:

    “Sure, everyone is [insane]. If you think anyone is sane you just don’t know enough about them. The key — and this is very relevant in our case — is to find someone whose insanity dovetails with your own. Like us.”

The concept of “dovetailed insanity” has been floating in my head for several days now. It sort of captures a number of relationships in my life.

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