The Fire Gospel

The Fire Gospel

eBook - 2012
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From The New York Times best-selling author of The Crimson Petal and the White, Michel Faber's The Fire Gospel is a wickedly funny, acid-tongued, media-savvy picaresque that delves into our sensationalist culture. Theo Griepenkerl, a Canadian linguistics scholar, is sent to Iraq in search of artifacts that have survived the destruction and looting of the war. While visiting a museum in Mosul, he finds nine papyrus scrolls tucked in the belly of a basrelief sculpture: they have been perfectly preserved for more than two thousand years. After smuggling them out of Iraq and translating them from Aramaic, Theo realizes the extent of his career-making find, for he is in possession of the Fifth Gospel, and it offers a shocking and incomparable eyewitness account of Christ's crucifixion and last days on Earth. A hugely entertaining, and by turns shocking story, The Fire Gospel is a smart, stylish, and suspenseful novel.
Publisher: [United States] : Canongate U.S. : Made available through hoopla, 2012.
ISBN: 9780802194190
0802194192
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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Aug 24, 2017

My first ever negative comment (usually don't bother) but this book was boring and disappointing... Not at all "hugely entertaining, and by turns shocking" nor "smart, stylish, and suspenseful"...
What is the point of attacking religious stories? For many people, stories give comfort and hope while experiencing life problems, stress, fear, and grief. Often religious stories inspire compassion, mercy, forgiveness and grace. Whether or not I believe the stories literally I do appreciate all messages and metaphors of love.

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