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Nichols’ thoughts on writing, creativity and life. There are also some alternate interpretations of biblical events that are certainly provocative, but any Christian with a theological approach should see the reason for Moorcock’s plot choices. Split between religious argument with his girlfriend in the present and his journeys in 29 A. It’s the 60s, man, a time of beatnik philosophy. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Nicholas by Edward Lester Arnold as the first three books which captured his imagination.

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 knows he cannot return. Still, it was probably a realistic ending in its way.

I thought Moorcock handled the mann character well. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

View all 30 comments. This story begins with Karl’s arrival in the Holy Land of AD 28, where his time machine, a womb-like, fluid-filled sphere, cracks open a Behold the Man originally appeared as a novella in a issue of New Worlds; later, Moorcock produced an expanded version which is the one I read. By interpolating numerous memories and flashbacks, Moorcock tells the parallel story of Karl’s troubled past in 20th century London, and tries to explain why he’s willing to risk everything to meet Jesus.


What can you say about this book? As such, the novel is virtually an extended gloss on Jesus I don’t generally like Moorcock, particularly his fantasy novels, but this novella is an excellent story on at least two levels. Moorcock, indeed, makes much use of the initials “JC”, and not entirely coincidentally these are also the initials of Jesus Christ, the subject of his Nebula award-winning novella Behold the Man, which tells the story of Karl Glogauer, a time-traveller who takes on the role of Christ.

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It’s been a while so I forgot a lot. When there’s no food, he shows the people how to pretend to moorcovk to take their minds off their hunger; when he encounters illness caused by hysteriahe cures it. If you enjoy the site please consider a small donation towards the cost moocrock the upkeep and development of SFBook.

Controversial and ground breaking at the time, it is still regarded as a cult classic by many.

Same ISBN but 2 different covers. I believe in freedom of speech and as the old saying goes, “While I don’t agree with what you say, I will defend to the death your right to say it. In his series The Dancers at the End of Timemna similar time machine is used, which reveals that if a time traveller dies in the past, he is violently thrust back to the behood, thus explaining Glogauer’s reappearance.

Now, without giving away too much, there is one more thing I must say.


Regardless of length, the concepts remain firmly in place due to the well-conceived structure and implementation of ideas within. The story cuts between scenes of his life in 20 th Century London, leading up to his using a time-machine to travel from to 28 AD.

A superficial anger against the Christian religion runs through the entire work, and it really spoils what could have been a great book, whether it had taken a Christian stance or not. Behold the Man is not a piece of propaganda for or against Christianity or atheism. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Technology is not a prominent aspect. It had a pronounced hunched back and a cast in its left eye.

It is a classic. The destruction however might be limited merely to our own galaxy. I am a Behoold so while I adamantly defend the right of Moorcock to write this book and for it to be freely available, I think those who may be “offended” or shocked by it should know what they are picking up in advance.

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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. While this story not only denies the divinity of Jesus, but presents him in a unflattering light, the story is making the point that the ideals of Christianity are worthy of high esteem and that it address fundamental human needs. What would my life — what would anyone’s life — be moorclck Elric, Corum, Jerry Cornelius, Erekose, etc.