The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ - Canons (Paperback)Philip Pullman (author)
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Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 202 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm
Edition: Main - Canons edition
A supreme storyteller . . . Pullman has done the story a service by reminding us of its extraordinary power to provoke and disturb * * Daily Telegraph * *
A fierce and beautiful book which . . . will move even those who disagree with it * * Observer * *
It is a small gem or, given its explosive story and its exquisite artistry, a hand grenade made by Faberge * * Sunday Times * *
Beautifully written, humane, memorable and resonant -- Philip Hensher
Beautifully effective . . . Pullman's retelling of the central story in western civilisation provides a brilliant new interpretation that is also a thought-provoking reflection on the process of how stories come into existence and accrue their meanings -- Nick Rennison * * Sunday Times * *
The charm of this book lies in its seriousness about the story it tells, and about its being a story * * London Review of Books * *
A writer of great skill and feeling -- Adam Gopnik * * New Yorker * *
Provokingly bold . . . striking and suggestive -- Boyd Tonkin * * Independent * *
Pullman nimbly presents this as a contrast between historical veracity and the bon mot that can take root in the popular imagination. He implies that Christ's true achievement was to put a spin on Jesus's story, adding elements of mystery and poetry to an otherwise prosaic tale -- James Urquhart * * Financial Times * *
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