[Novel] The Gospel According to Jesus Christ (Jose Saramago)


The only account of Jesus Christ that actually makes him sound like a real person.

The novel lacks in positively hilarious sarcastic humor present in the same author’s Cain, but it’s definitely a worthwhile read if you want to see an actually sensible person’s interpretation of the story that spawned one of the world’s largest religions.

Positive: Negative:
Interesting, likable, profound characters Plot can get a bit slow and dull at times
God is deliciously a total asshole A bit predictable, duh
Enlightening on the period and culture of the time
Enlightening on the mythology that spawned Christianity


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