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The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman
  

The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

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Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

Pullman’s re-telling of the life of Christ. Controversial before it was even published Pullman’s book gives his view on the life of Jesus. He is not trying to shock or provoke but simply giving a different viewpoint on the life of an historical figure. Whether you agree with him or not it is an interesting and thought provoking read.

Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 8 April 2010.

May 2010 Good Housekeeping selection.

The Good Housekeeping view...

Award-winning children’s author Philip Pullman’s new novel The Good Man Jesus And The Scoundrel Christ, has been described as the most controversial book of the year. It retells the story of Jesus, drawing from the Bible, but with a very different interpretation of his role. Pullman stirred up criticism from the Vatican with his hit fantasy trilogy, His Dark Materials, and this new venture looks set to trigger debate once more.

If you like Philip Pullman you might also like to read books by Anne Rice, Kathleen McGowan and Paulo Coelho.

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Synopsis

The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman

'I think of him all the time, and he thinks of me not at all...' This is the story of two brothers. One is impassioned and one reserved. One is destined to go down in history and the other to be forgotten. In Philip Pullman's hands, this sacred tale is reborn as one of the most enchanting, thrilling and visionary stories of recent years.

About the Author

Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman was born in Norwich, England, in 1946 and grew up in Zimbabwe and Wales. He has won many awards, including the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Book Award and the Whitbread Book of the Year Award. His acclaimed trilogy, His Dark Materials, has been published in thirty-nine languages and sold tens of millions of copies. He lives in Oxford with his wife, and has two sons.

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Publication date

10th April 2014

Author

Philip Pullman

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Canongate Books Ltd

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9781782114420

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