currently reading both Behold the Man
and Dancers at the End of Time
by Michael Moorcock.
Not read these in years and forgotten how surreal Moorcock's writing can be.Behold the Man
- guy travels back in time to witness the crucifixion, discovers Christ is unable to do the things written in the bible so the guy acts out his memory of the stories so they can be written.
I'd forgotten how unlikeable the main character is - not nasty, just unlikeable - it puts a strange edge on the story (if the story was not strange enough)....Dancers at the End of Time
Even stranger story of the last surviving group of human beings way, way, way into the future. Unlimited energy available so they spend their time recreating reality to suit their whims (changing sex, landscapes, morning to night etc etc). Somehow Moorcock writes it so that they are both decadent and innocent. It is hard to tell where 'morality' lies if ethics are irrelevant. Full of human emotion and experience, but not like we have them.....