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The Fire Gospel

July 1, 2009 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781847672797
$22.50
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Description

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 capitalizes 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.


About this Author

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 and The Courage Consort, and has won several short-story awards, including the Neil Gunn, Ian St James and Macallan.

ISBN: 9781847672797
Format: Trade paperback
Series: Myths
Pages: 224
Publisher: Canongate UK
Published: 2009-07-01

Reviews

The satire is so entertaining, the pace so sharp, the writing so witty . . .

A hilariously entertaining read

A thriller of a story

[A] playful narrative [with] a serious question at the heart.

Beautifully written . . . it might just be the best novel you'll read this year.

In writing this playful noir thriller-cum-The Da Vinci Code pastiche, the versatile Faber shows he can pen an off-the-cuff satire.

Faber's cautionary tale about the perils of literary fame also works very well as a spoof of The Da Vinci Code phenomenon.

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