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  • C. K. Stead is challenging, fun, urbane and brilliant. Read him

  • Stead's book delights in subtle comedy and takes care to puncture all kinds of minor myths...Written with glowing simplicity and rich in delicate humour...[A] thought-provoking, witty and highly topical novel

    James Wood, Daily Telegraph
  • [An] elegant, calm novel...Stead writes a cool, reasonable prose......Stead maintains an eye unblinkingly opposed to the transcendental

  • A subtly potent revisionist account of the life and death of Jesus

    Sunday Times
  • A gifted and intelligent novelist


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