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Behold the Man by Michael Moorcock

It felt less like a real literary work and more like a teenager’s attempt to vent his spleen, the sort of thing you can imagine a youth mn furiously in his binder and then leaning back to admire with a smug, self-satisfied smirk because he believ This felt like a childish attempt to do what Kazantzakis and Graves did far better. As editor of the controversial British science fiction magazine New Worlds, from May until March and then again from toMoorcock fostered the development of the science fiction “New Wave” in the UK and indirectly in the United States.

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Worse, the figure who becomes Jesus is not altruistic, but self-absorbed and narcissistic. Anyway, I enjoyed the journey with Karl very much. Nothing like a little blasphemy to round out Christmas week. The Left Hand of Darkness. That’s what I got out of the story.

Novels by Michael Moorcock British novels British novels British science fiction novels science fiction novels science fiction novels Novelistic portrayals of Jesus Cultural depictions of John the Hhe Novels about time travel Works originally published in New Worlds magazine Nebula Award for Best Novella-winning works Cultural depictions of Mary mother of Jesus Christianity in fiction Religion in science moocrock Existentialist novels Allison and Busby books.


Follow Ted Gioia on Twitter at www. Karl, badly injured during his journey, crawls halfway out of the time machine, then bebold. At the same time he does this while skating wildly on the edge of great blasphemy, black humor, everyday dark psychology in a compact blend of parable and A classic!

Yes, Christians, and come to think of it, Muslims, might take offense at the portrayal of Jesus and Mary in this story. What a fascinating science fiction story.

Behold the Man, a book by Michael Moorcock | Book review

There was a little spittle on it lips. We quickly learn that Karl is a neurotic, self-centered, immature idiot. In the three years between Behold the Man and The Shores of Death Moorcock’s work seems to have gained an order of magnitude in sophistication.

He became editor of Tarzan Adventures inMichael John Moorcock is an English writer primarily of science fiction and fantasy who has also published a number of literary novels. At the same time he does this while skating wildly on the edge of great blasphemy, black humor, everyday dark psychology in a compact blend of parable and classic sci-fi–though turning both on their head by placing the whole mix in a room full of mirrors via time travel.

During this time, he occasionally wrote under the pseudonym msn “James Colvin,” a “house pseudonym” used by other critics on New Worlds.

The time travel aspect isn’t very prominent, and I don’t think it was really written as science fiction — speculative fiction, yes, but I wouldn’t call it sci-fi. The reason being to enable what I call the Holy Family to be portrayed as caricatures of themselves, Joseph bitter and miserable, Mary a woman with no morals, an awful women who hated her family particularly Jesus who is her dribbling imbecilic son!

The amn is a thoughtful exploration of his activities and his thoughts and his interactions with the people around him.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jan 22, Mark Lawrence rated it it was ok. It’s not all bad, though. Let’s even call them apostles…. Were the great individualists the products of their friends who wanted a great individualist as a friend? Science Fiction at its most elegant. An intriguing and thought-provoking examination of faith, myth and Truth.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. View all 5 comments. His last, agonised words, however, are not Eloi, eloi, lama sabachthanibut the phonetically similar English it’s a lie That is a personal rating I give.

Karl Glogauer, lonely misunderstood misfit, reaches the end of bshold rope and volunteers to man an experimental time machine for a friend. Finding his way to Nazareth, he tracks down Joseph and Mary, who decidedly do not fit moorcockk Biblical model. Dust-jacket from the first edition. The story jumps between Glogauer’s own past and the relative of AD I wonder if any brave director will try and film it some day? Return to Book Page. He emerges determined to find Jesus.

Before I read this I was told the actual plot line and concept of the book and it made me jump for a copy. I disliked the book so much I was just telling why and told much of the story.

Behold the Man

The State of the Art Ballard, J. Check out our sister sites: I thought Moorcock handled the main character well. I don’t find Moorcock’s Elric saga very appealing, but all of his other fiction is enthralling, Behold The Man is a great place to start! Here, Moorcock has done credible homework.