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User Review  - CurrerBell - LibraryThing

Definitely not Mailer at his best — largely a cut-and-paste of excerpts from the four canonical gospels interlaced with Mailer's own commentary as put into the voice of Jesus as first-person narrator. Read full review

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User Review  - dickmanikowski - LibraryThing

Very interesting fictional memoir of Jesus of Nazareth. The narrator's voice is highly believable as he undertakes a mission he's not sure he's up to. Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

One of the most curious products of Mailer's perpetually surprising career, this gracefully written short novel chronicles the life of Jesus, as told by Himself long after his crucifixion and ... Read full review

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User Review  - the_awesome_opossum - LibraryThing

Gospel retellings from Jesus' point of view have already been done, and done better than this. I was really disappointed with The Gospel According to the Son, because it doesn't deviate *enough* from ... Read full review

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User Review  - griggit - LibraryThing

Mailer does an outstanding job of telling the story of the New Testament from the point of view of Jesus. The description of Christ's encounter with Satan in the wilderness is absolutely riveting. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - LynnB - LibraryThing

This is the gospel according to Jesus's own perspective. It was interesting and I found it uplifting, even though I am not a religious person. I found the perspective attributed to Jesus was credible ... Read full review

The Gospel according to the Son

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

This novel is exactly what it sounds like: the gospel story retold from Christ's point of view. Although Mailer treats his New Testament sources with respect, Jesus turns out to be just the sort of ... Read full review

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