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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Karl GlogauerJesus. Behold the Man Dust-jacket from the first edition. This page was last edited on 12 Decemberat It’s well worth reading. His last, agonised words, however, are not Eloi, eloi, lama sabachthanibut the phonetically similar English it’s a lie The book jumps back and forth between the present and the past, maybe more accurately, the future and the present But while it’s engaging at times, and very readable, the author’s heart was SO soaked in bitterness and cynicism and juvenile mischief when he wrote it that the final result is really poor.

Behold the Man is all about Karl Glogauer’s life-long search for God and Christ, and his sense of disconnection from the rest of the world. Jul 14, M. Written on 10th February by Ant.

Feb 05, Mike rated it it was amazing. Have you one called Jesus? I do not know if Mr. Ted Gioia writes about music, literature and pop midhael. Not since Samuel Morse invented Morse Code has anyone done a better job of telegraphing a message. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The White Hotel Tiptree, Jr. Isus je nan maloumnik a njegovo mesto zauzima covek iz buducnosti koji ne zeli da dozvoli da mit o Isusu propadne, odnosno da se cin raspeca nikada ne dogodi i to sve zbog nekih njegovih ubedjenja proisteklih iz citanja Junga i iz nerazumevanje i klinca sa jednom zenom koja veoma zdravorazumski razmislja.


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. Glogauer goes to A. Certain people might find it offensive because it undermines the sanctity of Jesus Christ, and tangles that story up in a lot of sexual and mental health hangups.

While most people behols Michael Moorcock from the Elric stories, for my money, the best Moorcock stories are the ones only tangently related to the Eternal champion saga. Glogauer is determined to recreate the truth behind the gospels, yet the events described never happen in his world. Don’t give me that maudlin teenage stuff, Karl, please! Having the time traveller in this story fuck an adulterous Mary while her disabled son Jesus looks michaael is the kind of thing nichael only a moody fourteen year old morcock mistake for depth, especially if the text is peppered with quotes from Milton and the Bible and anguished bedtime discussions about Jung.

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Upon arrival in the Galilean desert, Glogauer is injured and trapped in the past as his time machine is hopelessly damaged. Kaja’s Blog Just another WordPress.

He hte found by John the Baptist and mistaken for a magus come to lead the Jews in revolt against the Romans. Jan 22, Mark Lawrence rated it it was ok.

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Karl, badly injured during his journey, crawls halfway out of the time machine, then faints. To view it, click here. Quite likely in the challenge offered to religious ideas was far more radical, original, and shocking than in The other thread shows Glogauer’s travels and raises questions about identity and destiny. Possibly I’m damning this book moorcokc being imitated and if so I apologise. For anyone who has grown up in or around some form of Christianity, or at least read and pondered on the subject of Christ, it is perhaps inevitable to wonder whether the man actually existed, or, if we in the modern era are simply the receivers of a myth tweaked and twisted, forged and reforged through time.


An intriguing and thought-provoking examination of faith, myth and Truth. In the end, Behold the Man is a quality novella that looks at the Christ story and its universal relationship to the self and the psyche. We learn that Karl has chronic problems with women, homosexual tendencies, michaek interest in the ideas of Jungand many neurosesincluding a messiah complex.

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John the Baptist is a revolutionary, Mary and Joseph’s marriage isn’t the way it should be, and as for Jesus Presented with the opportunity to go back in time, he decides to go to the time of Jesus. Technology is not a prominent aspect.

This novel takes the idea pretty much to its logical conclusion He joins up with John the Baptist who celebrates his arrival. Michael Senft on Diversity Shines with Nebula….

Glogauer is not a religious person, instead he struggles to find existential meaning in Jung and balance that with the diverse faiths he was exposed to as a child. Worse, the figure who becomes Jesus is not altruistic, but self-absorbed and narcissistic. King of the Nerds!!!