Norman Mailer fused fact and fiction to create indelible portraits of such figures as Marilyn Monroe, Gary Gilmore, and Lee Harvey Oswald. In The Gospel According to the Son, Mailer reimagines, as no other modern author has, the key character of Western history. Here is Jesus Christ's story in his own words: the discovery of his divinity and the painful, powerful journey to accepting and expressing it, "as if I were a man enclosing another man within." In its brevity and piercing simplicity, it may be Mailer's most accessible, direct, and heartfelt work.
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- Derfel C
So if this is Jesus's story, in his own words, why is it so devoid of love, life, spirit? He dwells on petty politics, makes simple stories confusing, and at times comes across as a retelling of a dry bible entry. The narrator saves it a bit, but I just thought this was a missed opportunity. Even being crucified he makes it sound nothing more momentous or memorable than splitting a carrier bag walking home from the shop.