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The Fire Gospel by Michel Faber
  

The Fire Gospel

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A contemporary reworking of Prometheus’ story is the latest addition to this fascinating series of the myths retold by some of our most renowned authors. It’s a satire on the popularity of the historical conspiracy thriller which beautifully mocks the publishing world, particularly the author’s publicity tour. It is short, sharp and quite brilliant.

Comparison: For similar titles try the others in the series by Salley Vickers, Ali Smith, Jeanette Winterson.

If you like Michel Faber you might also like to read books by Jeffrey Eugenides, A L Kennedy and Peter Ackroyd.

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Synopsis

The Fire Gospel by Michel Faber

When Theo Griepenkerl happens upon the fifth Gospel in a war-torn Iraqi museum, he can’t believe his luck. Driven by greed and a lust for fame, he capitalises on his find by publishing it. His book is a sensation. But he can hardly imagine the incendiary consequences his discovery will have for Christians, Arabs, homicidal maniacs and Amazon customers alike. The Fire Gospel is a brilliant piece of storytelling, dazzlingly outrageous and utterly gripping.

Reviews

The satire is so entertaining, the pace so sharp, the writing so witty ... * Observer * A hilariously entertaining read * Sunday Telegraph * A thriller of a story * The Times * [A] playful narrative [with] a serious question at the heart. * Sunday Times * Beautifully written ... it might just be the best novel you'll read this year. * London Lite * In writing this playful noir thriller-cum-The Da Vinci Code pastiche, the versatile Faber shows he can pen an off-the-cuff satire. -- Arifa Akbar * Independent * Faber's cautionary tale about the perils of literary fame also works very well as a spoof of The Da Vinci Code phenomenon. -- Colin Waters * Sunday Herald *


About the Author

Michel Faber

Michel Faber has written seven other books, including the highly acclaimed The Crimson Petal and the White, The Fahrenheit Twins and the Whitbread-shortlisted novel Under the Skin. The Apple, based on characters in The Crimson Petal and the White, was published in 2006. He has also written two novellas, The Hundred and Ninety-Nine Steps (2001) and The Courage Consort (2002), and has won several short-story awards, including the Neil Gunn, Ian St James and Macallan. Born in Holland, brought up in Australia, he now lives in the Scottish Highlands.

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Publication date

2nd July 2009

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Michel Faber

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Publisher

Canongate Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
224 pages

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781847672797

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