Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

If The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ had been written by anyone other than the author of the fantastic His Dark Materials trilogy, I would not have picked it up. The publisher's summary of the premise made the book sound, frankly, clunky and insipid. However, my confidence in Pullman was rewarded: the book is a good book, easy and fluid, and actually quite interesting to read. I finished it in an hour, and think it an hour well spent in a time when my excursions into fiction are rare. I don't like spoilers, so I'll confine my comments to this endorsement.

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