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can’t really call me a spoiler if the merchandise is already spoiled. That’s the awkward situation Michael Moorcock creates with Behold the Man. Behold the Man [Michael Moorcock] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A disaffected modern professional dealing with a dead-end job, . Behold the Man [Michael Moorcock] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Grafton, British mass market paperback. This novel is.

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In the first century, to be exact. Yes, Christians, and come to think of it, Muslims, might take offense at the portrayal of Jesus and Mary in this story.

Behold the Man

Retrieved 24 May Customers who bought this item also bought. It was later expanded into a very slim novel in — although at pages it could still be considered novella length. Karl Glogauerin a slightly different incarnation, is the lead character in Moorcock’s novel Breakfast in the Ruins. While this story not only denies the divinity of Jesus, but presents him in a unflattering light, the story is making the point that the ideals of Christianity are worthy of high esteem and that it address fundamental human needs.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I read this novella years ago, in a used paperback copy of a Year’s Best Science Fiction anthology.

This felt like a childish attempt to do what Kazantzakis and Graves did far better. Moorcock asks the question, what if the details of the foundation of Christianity are wrong? Moorcock enlivens his story by telling it in a discursive, fragmented manner.


After John asks Glogauer to baptize him, Karl flees into the desert where he experiences a hallucinogenic fever dream. Jul 30, Nikola Pavlovic rated it really liked it. Still, it was probably a realistic ending in its way. View all 4 comments. And boy, are there “obscene graffiti” in this book!

Email required Address never made public. Second, mwn is a fair psychological study, not only of the ostensible protagonist, a tortured modern, but also on who he becomes, namely, Jesus, the Anointed.

Books by Michael Moorcock. Quotes from Behold the Man. Yet Jesus is just a simpleton. Dec 29, Hamid Babayev rated it it was amazing. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Glogauer is the lucky man who gets to travel to Jerusalem on a donkey, as his followers throw down palm branches in his path. Landing amongts a group of Essennes and meeting John the Baptist, he eventually finds his way to Nazarene to meet the carpenter—the man Jesus.

A Canticle for Leibowitz. Love, guilt, sin, and sacrifice are, in fact, universal values. Science Fiction at its most elegant. Moorcock does a good job of picking apart the main character’s psyche This re-read did not disappoint me.

The story jumps between Glogauer’s own past and the relative of AD It’s the 60s, man, a time of beatnik philosophy. Jedino je Jovan krstitelj rec krstitelj u sebi ima to Ima spojlera!!!!! Aug 17, [Name Redacted] rated it did not like it Shelves: Bookish All books, reviews, genres, and bookish types welcome.

I believe in freedom of speech and as the old saying beholc, “While I don’t agree with what you say, I will defend to the death your right to say it. In his series The Dancers at the End of Timea similar time machine is used, which reveals that if a time traveller dies in the past, he is violently thrust back to joorcock future, thus explaining Glogauer’s reappearance.


View all 8 comments. Posted by Jesse at 9: However our ebhold is not altogether together and has a bit of a Messiah complex himself. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase.

Made into what other people expect. I won’t do that here. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Jungian further blunders by trying to reenact what he knows about Jebus. England Invaded Before Armageddon.

Michael John Moorcock is an English writer primarily of science fiction and fantasy who has also published a number of literary novels. An intriguing and thought-provoking examination of faith, myth and Truth.

Moorcock the book will be found offensive, painful, and even blasphemous by some. The results of which could cause a chain reaction that would unravel the very fabric of the space-time continuum and destroy the entire universe!

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EngvarB from September Use dmy dates from September Behold the Man is a very memorable story and worth a read, although the particularly religious minded should read with caution.

In this story, Jesus and Mary are drastically unlike what is presented in Bible. We quickly learn that Karl is a neurotic, self-centered, immature idiot.