Title: Behold the Man. Author: Michael Moorcock. Genre: Science Fiction. Publisher: Gollancz Publication Date: New Edition 11 Nov (First. can’t really call me a spoiler if the merchandise is already spoiled. That’s the awkward situation Michael Moorcock creates with Behold the Man. Behold the Man was originally written as a novella in Read the review on SFBook.

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Begold je balavi maloumnik a njegovo mesto zauzima covek iz buducnosti koji ne zeli da dozvoli da mit o Isusu propadne, odnosno da se cin raspeca nikada michel dogodi i to sve zbog nekih njegovih ubedjenja proisteklih iz citanja Junga i iz nerazumevanje i klinca sa jednom zenom koja veoma zdravorazumski razmislja.

If I had been in this situation, I would have steered clear of that fellow named Judas Iscariot. Do not read it.

Behold the Man, a book by Michael Moorcock | Book review

The results of which could cause a chain reaction that would unravel the very fabric of the space-time continuum and destroy the entire universe! The journey takes him to an ending he didn’t expect but that he accepts as necessary. 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 and becomes useless. This is actually one of his better written books – no small thing given that Moorcock’s more serious moorccok are quite something.

Or maybe his wasn’t really amn or bitterness, but just the same immature sense of rebellion against authority that leads a 14 years old kid to write obscene graffiti on the school walls.

We learn that Karl has chronic problems with women, homosexual tendencies, an interest in the ideas of Jungand many neuroses micahel, including a messiah complex.

Moorcock guides us through the events in Glogauer’s life that lead to him traveling back in time. Were the great individualists the products of their friends who wanted a great individualist as a friend? Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


Upon arrival in the Galilean desert, Glogauer is injured and trapped in the past as his time machine is hopelessly damaged. Check out our sister sites: People psychologically grappling with their own sanity as they explore ideas about what it means to be human. Science-fiction writers are notorious for having great ideas and then blowing the execution the Trout Complex, a You know those science-fiction novels where they go back in time, and discover they’ve become some michaep historical character?

The reason I didn’t really enjoy this book isn’t the prose or structure both strongsimply that the story is unexciting, largely unchallenging, and predictable, focused entirely on a central character who is not only unlikable, but also for me uninteresting.

After the collapse of his latest affair and his introduction to a reclusive physics professor, Karl is given the beholdd to confront his obsession and begold a journey that no man has taken before, and from which he knows he cannot return. In the end, Behold the Man is a quality novella that looks at the Christ story and its universal relationship to the self and the psyche. The other thread shows Glogauer’s travels and raises questions about identity and destiny.

Annie Bellet Author, Gamer, Nerd. The whole thing is very, very negative. Only, nothing is quite the way he remembers it from the Bible. In an obscure sci-fi mag in the mids, however, Moorcock was somewhat ensconced.

Speculiction Review of Behold the Man by Michael Moorcock

His last, agonised words, however, are not Eloi, eloi, lama sabachthanibut the phonetically similar English it’s a lie Again, my kind of sci-fi, big concepts both of darkness and of light, complex resonance that hangs around your mind long after you set it down and a yarn good enough for both chuckles, tears and striking the “Thinking Man” pose after reading.

This short novel is the best theological science fiction ever written. He mixes in choice quotes from secular gurus—Jung, Wordsworth, Blake—alongside extracts from the New Testament. Book Details Moorccock the Man Author: Before I read this I was told the actual plot line and concept of the book and it made me jump for a copy. If it is believed as the truth by molrcock throughout the ages, is it really a lie? But I never lost my joy at writing. After the collapse of his latest affair 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.


Behold the Man is hardly the only Moorcock book to set up this comparison.

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Let the reader do the work. Glogauer, who returns in another time-traveling novel Breakfast in the Ruins, is yet another incarnation of the fantastic hero as exemplified by Elric, Corum, Dorian Hawkmoon and Jerry Cornelius. The reason being to enable what I call the Holy Family to be portrayed as caricatures of themselves, Joseph bitter and miserable, Mary a woman with no amn, an awful women who hated her family particularly Jesus who is her dribbling imbecilic son!

Have you one called Jesus? You are commenting using your WordPress. I came in contact with it back when I’d been reading all Moorcock’s Eternal Champion books. 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. Karl, however, is so deeply committed to the idea of a real, historical Jesus that, at this point, he himself begins to step into the role, gathering followers, repeating what parables he can recall, and using psychological behodl to simulate miracles.