Bomboland من عند Cotoroaia, رومانيا
Although this book was not my cup of tea on a number of levels, I'm personally acquainted with the author and can understand and appreciate what she was trying to do with this comical tale of an angel fighting battles both spiritual and legal. Angel on Trial suffers a bit from a few two many characters (it was hard to keep track of the rapid-fire introductions in the first 100 pages), but there were some genuinely funny quips and jokes throughout and the overall irreverent tone was cute. It's a book written by believers, for believers, so readers won't find absurdities reminiscent of Douglas Adams or Christopher Moore, although some of the language and characterizations do echo those writers.
AMAZING. WHY DIDN'T I READ THIS BEFORE?!
This is by far and away my favorite book of all time. It changed my life in all the ways you might expect based on its themes. I continue to take lessons from it about race, family, community and parenting. I recommend it strongly to everyone. Its lessons are timeless.
I learned that 'cowriting' with her son makes me wonder how much each of them is actually writing. I haven't liked any of the books they supposedly wrote together.