Publish date: January 21st 2010
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
New Review! THE BLASPHEMER by Nigel Farndale http://tinyurl.com/q6gabky A self-centered atheist sees what he thinks must be the ghost of his great-grandpa while swimming awa from a wreck in which he was about to die. Have to read it to see what's next.
Cutting between the life of a contemporary academic and that of his great grandfather during the First World War The Blasphemer is an ambitious novel. It's themes include courage and cowardice, love and betrayal, evolution and the possibility of the miraculous. It's a novel of ideas squeezed into th...
Absolutely a wonderful book, really liked the twist of events at the end . This book will get you thinking, questioning the various religious dogmas. No matter what your stance is on evolution, the character interaction comes alive, feels real as if you were reading about Amanda Knox or something.
This veers from a three to a four star. There is so much going on this book, and it worries me that there were just too many 'big' themes - science versus religion, father. son relationships, cowardice versus bravery and that's just the tip of the iceberg. I gave it four as it had me gripped and I l...