So here we are, the final day of the tour for Venom and Song by Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper. While I really enjoyed this book, there was one thing that surprised me in the middle of the book, namely the fart jokes.
Yes, you read that right.
I won't go into details (spoilers and all that), but needless to say, it completely surprised me when I realized I had read a fart joke in the middle of the book. And then there were more after it. And by the time I made it to the end, I chuckled and said, "My guess is the target audience for this book is teenage boys."
Truth be told, I wasn't sure what to make of the fart jokes at first. I can honestly say I never thought I'd type those two words in connection with Christian fiction, but here we are. But as jarring as that moment was, I think in the end I don't mind them. After all, Christians fart. We do. It might not always be pleasant, but I can't think of a single passage that says that the act or making jokes about said act are somehow sinful. It may not be in the best taste, but hey, it's a book for boys. They'll eat it up.
Just kind of took me by surprise, that's all.
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Morgan L. Busse
CSFF Blog Tour
D. G. D. Davidson
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Donita K. Paul
Rachel Starr Thomson