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Review: Behold the Man |

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  • Review: Behold the Man |

    Essay by Ted Gioia:
    I should probably start out with a spoiler alert. Something along the lines of…STOP RIGHT NOW, OR I WILL TELL YOU HOW THIS STORY ENDS!

    On the other hand, is it really a spoiler if the author telegraphs the surprise ending within the first few pages of the book? You can’t really call me a spoiler if the merchandise is already spoiled.

    That’s the awkward situation Michael Moorcock creates with Behold the Man, one of his best known works and a defining text in the New Wave sci-fi movement of the 1960s. But is anyone really surprised by the surprise ending here? I don’t think so. Not since Samuel Morse invented Morse Code has anyone done a better job of telegraphing a message.
    Last edited by David Mosley; 09-17-2014, 04:42 AM.