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Ient Palestine forty years after the death of Jesus Judas tells his version of event. This is a book that has been very thoughtfully written For myself this version seems far believable than the one in the bible But like I say that s just me

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Witty and teasingly controversial novel set against a richly painted backdrop of anc. This was a surprising book for me I ve not read CK Stead and had formed a rather negative view of him looks such a grumpy chap and I didn t expect it to be so CLEVER Well I was wrong This has been a standout The writing is extraordinarily clear and the concept cleverly executed Judas didn t betray Jesus he just got bad press and Christ was well a bit of a pain and the apostles weren t the brightest crayons in the box Not recommended for fundamentalist Christians

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Judas’s name became synonymous with betrayer but is that how Judas saw it In this. My original review of this book was done in 2007 really a very short review see below that said very little about the book Nevertheless on the basis of it I was invited by the BBC to submit a uestion for their World Book Club programme they were doing on CK Stead I was most delighted when they used it Here it isThis work of fiction tells an alternative story of Jesus and Judas of a boyhood together followed by the path to Jerusalem and for Judas beyond to a life far away with a new nameKnowing the Christian story I found it hard to figure out if this novel would have been as good to someone who didn t know it Stead has an excellent reputation and is highly thought of among my kiwi friends who appreciate NZ writers so I imagine that this novel has high literary merit However the only people I discussed it with were committed Christians They maintained that they disliked the book because it had no literary merit but I doubt that I m inclined to think they disliked it because it was plausible The Burning The Haunting of Grey Hills know it Stead has an excellent reputation and is highly thought of among my Reiki A Comprehensive Guide kiwi friends who appreciate NZ writers so I imagine that this novel has high literary merit However the only people I discussed it with were committed Christians They maintained that they disliked the book because it had no literary merit but I doubt that I m inclined to think they disliked it because it was plausible

  • Hardcover
  • 240
  • My Name Was Judas
  • C.K. Stead
  • English
  • 04 June 2019
  • 9781846550126

About the Author: C.K. Stead

Christian Karlson Stead is a New Zealand writer whose works include novels poetry short stories and literary criticismOne of Karl Stead's novels Smith's Dream provided the basis for the film Sleeping Dogs starring Sam Neill; this became the first New Zealand film released in the United States Mansfield A Novel was a finalist for the 2005 Tasmania Pacific Fiction Prize and received commend



10 thoughts on “My Name Was Judas

  1. says:

    My original review of this book was done in 2007 really a very short review see below that said very little about the book Nevertheless on the basis of it I was invited by the BBC to submit a uestion for their Worl

  2. says:

    Well It was fairly well written I suppose except for the inclusion of several comments in the modern idiom ie 'Jesus was intellectually superior but socially on the back foot' and Judas says 'the wheels were falling off our collective enterprise' there are also modern expletives that I felt sure were not used in those daysI had not heard of Stead and therefore had no preconceived ideas about his work but I found this

  3. says:

    An interesting look at Jesus' life ministry as seen through the eyes of Judas his lifelong friend Judas tells their story 40 years after the death of Jesus CK Stead managed to take all the elements of the Biblical story and tell it in a non miraculous wayan earthly way The writing is very good It holds a readers interest and reads

  4. says:

    Hard to know what to make of this story really It is all well written but so much at odds to the Christian story that it is an uncomfortable read Stead is of course just making all this up there is no evidence for any of it However he writes a very plausible account He makes Judas and Jesus as childhood friends from slight

  5. says:

    hmm well i like the book in a sense that it's nicely written fairly interesting and kept you going but also i couldn't take it as a possible historical report which is not i tried to put myself into a Christian shoes and it must be pretty offensive to read this although you do sympathize to Judas the supposedly 'betrayer' and the 'healing' that Jesus did make sense if it isn't being interpreted literally but

  6. says:

    This was a surprising book for me I've not read CK Stead and had formed a rather negative view of him looks such a grumpy chap and I didn't expect it to be so CLEVER Well I was wrong This has been a standout The writing is extraordinarily clear and the concept cleverly executed Judas didn't betray Jesus he just got bad press and Christ was well a bit of a pain and the apostles weren't the brightest crayons in the box Not recommended for fun

  7. says:

    This is a book that has been very thoughtfully written For myself this version seems far believable than the one in the bible But like I say that's just me

  8. says:

    This book presents the story of Jesus from the point of view of a seventy year old Judas who moved to Sidon after the crucifixion and led a peaceful life under a new name In this version Judas and Jesus were childhood friends who were taught by the same scholar the difference being that the father of Judas paid t

  9. says:

    A fascinating character study of one of the most maligned men in history Very well written and thought provoking An interesting study of how faith cannot really be reconciled with a lack of understanding And how a viewpoint and the desire to believe without regarding reality can create legends and storiesI was

  10. says:

    Beautiful novelThoughtful profound and humane a beautiful novel about the broken telephone that marks the difference between history a

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