Title: Behold the Man. Author: Michael Moorcock. Genre: Science Fiction. Publisher: Gollancz Publication Date: New Edition 11 Nov (First. 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 was originally written as a novella in Read the review on SFBook.
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Behold the Man
Where do the stories come from? Only, nothing is quite the way he remembers it from the Bible. The Author’s Note, at the end, is very interesting and at the same time very dangerous for book addicts like myself. Either way, the book lacked tension and begold dated, the latter hardly a crime for a book written in the 60s. Don’t give me that maudlin teenage stuff, Karl, please! Worse, the figure who becomes Jesus is not altruistic, but self-absorbed and narcissistic.
Have you one called Jesus?
He is found by John the Baptist and mistaken for a magus come to lead the Jews in revolt against the Romans. John takes him to his community of Essenes, implied to be the community behind michadl Dead Sea Scrolls, where he is treated.
All these Christ- like characters in Moorcock’s oeuvre seem variations on a theme: Yes, Christians, and come to think of it, Muslims, might take offense at the portrayal of Ebhold and Mary in this story.
Is that everyone’s fate? I just typoed this ‘The Shoes of Death’ – which would be a cool title. Camp Concentration Disch, Thomas M. This ain’t just theology, but a time travel story.
That is a personal rating I give.
Behold the Man by Michael Moorcock
Annie Bellet Author, Gamer, Nerd. I enjoyed the writing very much and the ideas. I love many of Moorcock’s books, but this one was hamfisted, pedantic and hopelessly adolescent in its approach to what could have been a very fascinating story.
Moorcock does a good job of picking apart the main character’s psyche Jedino je Jovan krstitelj rec krstitelj u sebi ima to Ima spojlera!!!!! The plot is about a man who goes back in time to discover the real Jesus. This re-read did not disappoint me. After the collapse of his latest affair and his introduction to a reclusive physics professor, Karl is given the opportunity to confront his obsession and take a journey that no man has taken before, and from which he behlod he cannot return.
The journey takes him to an ending he didn’t expect but that he accepts as necessary. Jesus is an even more radical departure — a deformed imbecile who can barely speak. Buy Behold the Man. Where this leads is part of the genius of Moorcock’s tale. Written on 10th February by Ant. This was a re-read of one of my favorite science fiction novels. Really, it toys with ideas of identity, predestination, time loops, etc.
Bibliography of Michaael Moorcock. Michaeo 29, Hamid Babayev rated it it was amazing. I’ve read the brhold reviews of the book.
There was a little spittle on it lips. Moorcock guides us through the events in Glogauer’s life that lead to him traveling back in time.
EngvarB from September Michale dmy dates from September Surviving a tough “landing” which wrecks his only means of returning to his own time he is nursed back to health by John the Baptist and his “Essene” sect. What prevented me from giving this a 5 was the ending, which just kind of happened, as though the author didn’t quite know where to go.
But this tale is also more plot-driven than many of the New Wave classics. It was later expanded into a very slim novel in — although at pages it could still be considered novella length. Science Fiction at its most elegant.
Jesus is born a deformed and mentally challenged individual who can barely express himself, repeating his name over and over.
Retro Review: “Behold the Man” by Michael Moorcock | Relentless Reading
The story treats Mary and Joseph in a very negative way, Mary being almost a “whore” and Joseph treating the virgin conception as It felt ,an 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 scribbling 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.
It had a pronounced hunched back and a cast in its left eye. Some of the best ideas are those that cause contention and this book is no exception. The Moocock and Times of Jesus of Nazareth since Behold the Man covers pretty much the same area except as speculative fiction. It goes without saying neither writer appropriated the revered book for commercial gain, rather ideological exposition.
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During this time, he occasionally wrote under the pseudonym of “James Colvin,” a “house pseudonym” used by other critics on New Worlds.