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The Fire Gospel

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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 capitalises 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 14mm | 150g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 1847672795
  • 9781847672797
  • 39,672

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'A thriller of a story.'
The Times

'The satire is so entertaining, the pace so sharp, the writing so witty . . . it's effortless to consume.'
Observer

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 capitalises 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.

'Faber's latest bristles with tightly edited ideas . . . This is a lean, controlled, instantly engrossing book.' *****
Financial Times
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Review quote

The satire is so entertaining, the pace so sharp, the writing so witty . . . * * Observer * * A hilariously entertaining read * * Sunday Telegraph * * A thriller of a story * * The Times * * [A] playful narrative [with] a serious question at the heart. * * Sunday Times * * Beautifully written . . . it might just be the best novel you'll read this year. * * London Lite * * In writing this playful noir thriller-cum-The Da Vinci Code pastiche, the versatile Faber shows he can pen an off-the-cuff satire. -- Arifa Akbar * * Independent * * Faber's cautionary tale about the perils of literary fame also works very well as a spoof of The Da Vinci Code phenomenon. -- Colin Waters * * Sunday Herald * *
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About Michel Faber

MICHEL FABER is the internationally bestselling author of the highly acclaimed The Crimson Petal and the White, The Book of Strange New Things, the Whitbread-shortlisted Under the Skin and many other books. He has won several short-story awards, including the Neil Gunn, Ian St James and Macallan. Born in Holland, brought up in Australia, he now lives in the UK.
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Rating details

1,254 ratings
3.12 out of 5 stars
5 7% (87)
4 27% (336)
3 43% (539)
2 19% (237)
1 4% (55)
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