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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Science-fiction writers are notorious for having great ideas and then blowing the execution the Trout Complex, as it werebut this time Moorcock gets it right.

The book is certainly not anti-Christian, morocock my view.

Same ISBN but 2 different covers. Either way, the book lacked tension and felt dated, the latter hardly a crime for a book written in the 60s.

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I am a Christian 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. Behold the Man is all about Karl Glogauer’s life-long search for God and Christ, and his sense of disconnection from the rest of the world.

If you don’t mind Moorcock playing with basics of Christianity, then you might well find it interesting. Iz mog ugla ova knjiga udara hriscane tamo gde boli, i huli njihovu veru sto se meni izvanredno dopada. Notify me of new comments via email. Glogauer is not a religious person, instead he struggles to find existential meaning in Jung and balance that with the diverse faiths he was exposed to as a child. Karl Glogauer is a disaffected modern professional casting about for meaning in a series of half-hearted relationships, a dead-end job, and a personal struggle.


ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Behold the Man is not for everyone’s taste but I liked this novella from Moorcock. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

He then makes his way to Nazareth in search of Jesus. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

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We quickly learn that Karl is a neurotic, self-centered, immature idiot. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to moorcok. You know, to preserve history and biblical truth.

Ovo je moje vidjenje knjige, mozda neko pronadje neku drugu istinu u njoj, mada sumnjam. That’s where the science fiction comes in, of course – and, really, the ‘here and now’ part of the story all happens in the far past. The blasphemies are as “elegant” and “subtly intellectual” as the main character having sex with Mary, while a mentally ill, drooling Jesus sits there looking at them!

In an obscure sci-fi mag in the mids, however, Moorcock was somewhat ensconced.

Behold the Man

Read this a long time ago and I enjoy it. Feb 05, Mike rated it it was amazing. I do not know if Mr. What a gem of a little novel this is. In a way, it suggests the power of the Christian message: Is that everyone’s fate? Other books in the series. Feb 12, Boris rated it it was amazing. The pace is swift and the prose is brisk, demonstrating that one of the best ways to conjure up an unfamiliar land is to barely describe it at all. There was a lot to like about Bhold the Man.


I enjoyed the writing very much and the ideas. Jul 30, Nikola Pavlovic rated it really liked it. You’ll never see the final days of Jesus in the same way again.

View all 3 comments. Slan Van Vogt, A. Books by Michael Moorcock.

I have not read the expanded version, but I can imagine the plot, particularly the transitive elements occurring later, receive a greater degree of detail, thus rendering the overall pacing more smooth. It is about identity and finding meaning in This was a re-read of one of my favorite science fiction novels. I find no redeeming bhold here, others of course may. Upon arrival in the Moorcoco desert, Glogauer is injured and trapped in the past as his time machine is hopelessly damaged.