Behold the Man

Michael Moorcock
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Behold the Man


Moorcock is as always courageous in his sublect matter especially with Behold the Man. A small book but one that will challenge the reader at every turn.

Nothing is here to shock or ridicule but everything is questioned. Karl Glogauer's obsession with the historical Jesus literally takes over his life as he travels back in time to meet the man himslef. It's a book that jumps around between Karl's relationships in the present and his quest in the past but is never disjointed.

The ending is particularly powerful. especially as Moorcock does not preach his own agenda throughout the book. He prefers to just tell the story of one mans obsession, leaving the reader to wonder what is the lie Karl screams about at the end.