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The good man Jesus and the scoundrel Christ by

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by Philip Pullman

The back of the edition of this that I read has only the words: This is a story. Interesting. Is that because the publisher’s don’t want to offend the ultra religious in the Christian world. Or is it a message from the author that the life of Jesus is a story. That the bible is a story.

Pullman, of course, is known for his ever so slightly controversial views on religion, he has used them in his fiction before. In that case it involved a worn-out god, and power-hungry angels. Here he revisits the myth:”(is a myth a religion we dont believe in?)”: of Jesus Christ and weaves a new story out of it.

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Troy [based on book] by dir. by

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based on poem by Homer So the Iliad up on the big screen. The most expensive film ever made. Bound to be rubbish right? Well it isn’t great, but it is far from bad. The films opens with a brief history lesson; with an outline of the political situation in the Ancient World, letting the audience know who is who,

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The Bull Raid by

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ISBN: 1405212551 This is a YA book based on the Irish legend of The Táin. Cúchulainn is the legendary Ulster warrior who is forced to defend the province from the Connacht invasion, and all over one brown bull. I suppose I should mention that The Táin is my favourite of the Irish myths, and I’ve read a few verions of

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