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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Few sci-fi concepts have been so frequently used and abused. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. There is also a question of what is truth within Behold the Man. When morcock no food, he shows the people how to pretend to eat to take their minds off their hunger; when he encounters illness caused by hysteriahe cures it. I just typoed this ‘The Shoes of Death’ – which would be a cool title. The story cuts between scenes of his life in 20 th Century London, leading up to gehold using a time-machine to travel from to 28 AD.

The book was written in but I found the part about the time travel machine so farfetched and it seemed as though it was was simply added as a means to get the character Karl into 28AD. Oct 05, Tom LA rated it it was ok. But please jump for a copy.

View all 4 comments. One of Moorcock’s earlier works, I picked this novel up primarily because of its brevity I was looking for a quick read and, almost just as importantly, its intriguing premise. Michael Senft on Diversity Shines with Nebula…. Nichols’ thoughts micbael writing, creativity and life. Kaja’s Blog Just another WordPress. Nova Dick, Philip K. John the Baptist and a group of Essenes find him there, and take him back to their community, where they care for him for some time.


Behold the Man is not a piece of propaganda for or against Christianity or atheism. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Aug 26, Ivan Lutz rated it really liked it. Iz mog ugla ova knjiga udara hriscane tamo gde boli, i huli njihovu veru sto se meni izvanredno dopada. Feb 23, Manny rated it really liked it.

Buy Behold the Man. One of Karl Glogauer’s adventure in the Middle East nearly two thousand years ago, and the other is Glogauer’s life from when his parents split when he was five. 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!

The time travel machine breaks, leaving him trapped at the beginni I have previously read one book by Michael Moorcockthat being The Warlord of the Air, a book I enjoyed very much as I recall.

Love, guilt, sin, and sacrifice are, in fact, universal values. We learn that Karl has chronic problems with women, homosexual tendencies, an interest in the ideas of Jungand many neurosesincluding a messiah complex.

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Apr 19, A. Also,it is Moorcock’s finest work.

Worse, the figure who becomes Jesus is not altruistic, but self-absorbed and narcissistic. Josif je siromasni stolar a devica Marija jedna debela krmacetina.

Ovo je moje vidjenje knjige, mozda neko pronadje neku drugu istinu u njoj, mada sumnjam. Moorcock asks the question, what if the details of the foundation of Christianity are wrong? EngvarB from September Use dmy dates from September Mervi’s Book reviews Fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and comics reviews. On the other hand, is it really bebold spoiler if the author telegraphs the surprise ending within the first few pages of the book?

In the end, determined to live the story of Jesus to its decidedly bitter end, he orders a puzzled Judas to betray him to the Romans, and dies on the cross. Where this leads is part of the genius of Moorcock’s tale.


View all 24 comments. Newer Post Older Post Home. Do not read it. 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.

But is anyone really surprised by the surprise ending here? I have not read the expanded version, but I can imagine the plot, particularly the transitive elements occurring later, receive a greater degree of detail, thus rendering the overall pacing more smooth. His next book, a history of love songs, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. Again, my kind of sci-fi, big concepts both of darkness and of light, complex resonance that hangs around your mind long after you set it down and a yarn good enough for both chuckles, tears and striking the “Thinking Man” pose after reading.

However our “hero” is not altogether together and has a bit of a Messiah complex himself.

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That is a personal rating I give. View all 3 comments. The ending was so unexpected, so short, and so glum that I found myself merely blinking at the last lines for a full minute, unable to truly comprehend that this was all Moorcock would give me.

Bibliography of Michael Moorcock. He mixes in choice quotes from secular gurus—Jung, Wordsworth, Blake—alongside extracts from the New Testament.