Series: Canongate Myths

Author: A.S. Byatt

Ragnarök: The End of the Gods (2011)
3.51 of 5 Votes: 2
This is retelling of some of the Nordic myths and what they meant to the author as a little girl reading them with WWII as a backdrop. It causes you to reflect on myth, what they are and how they can be important. A.S. Byatt is a fantastic writer so the word choice and sentence construction is w...
The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ (2000)
3.32 of 5 Votes: 5
Despite the title, this is really not a book which will have people lighting up bonfires and raising pitchforks in a frenzied babble. In fact, it is a well-constructed retelling of the story of Jesus of Nazareth, touching upon weighty themes such as how institutional religion is not always faith,...
The Good Man Jesus & the Scoundrel Christ (2011)
3.32 of 5 Votes: 4
This was good, but I didn't like it as much as I wanted to. I thought that Christ was a fairly one-dimensional character. The idea of using organized religion as a form of control was presented in much the same as many others have done so. The plot was more derivative than I had hoped it would be...