Monday, December 29, 2008

The Fire Gospel

Titel: The Fire Gospel
Author: Michael Faber
Canongate, 2008

I have always been keen on Michael Faber and the idea for this novel was very promising (a greedy, mediocre scolar stumbles upon an additional, hidden gospel to the Bible and introduces it to the world.) The introduction is a model of swiftness and Faber manages to launch the whole story in three pages flat. Sadly, from there, it is mostly downhill. This great idea for a novel was simply not handled with enough care and consideration by the author and left me feeling disappointed.

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