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From the pen of Peter Goldsworthy - a modern champion of the lost art of storytelling - comes Honk If You Are Jesus, a bestselling novel that resists categorisation, and explodes expectations. Keep your hand on the horn during this startling comic fiction....

Title : Honk If You Are Jesus
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ISBN : 9780207177378
Format Type : e-Book
Number of Pages : 290 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Honk If You Are Jesus Reviews

  • Margie
    2018-12-10 15:37

    Thought provoking. It took me straight to Bond University campus.

  • Brian SIdlo
    2018-12-04 19:33

    A provocative 1992 novel about cloning and the intersection of science and religion.

  • Alison Quigley
    2018-11-18 16:09

    Peter's done a great job at presenting thought-provoking topics in wry-humoured packaging. While the topics covered - genetic engineering and artificial insemination - aren't ones that I actively seek out, in this instance their complexities are presented in such a cute way that I couldn't resist. I loved the cynical narrator and her isolationist tendencies; it made a pleasant change from the usual way female narrators are represented in fiction. As the story rolls along the ironies mount up, until, in the final scene, we are clobbered with a real humdinger. Who is playing God now? Clean, clever and crisp. Here's a honk to that.

  • Booksy
    2018-12-05 21:24

    A wonderful short novel from a short story master (his collection of short stories "Gravel" left me in a thoughtful mood for days and days after I finished reading it). Quirky, sometimes acerbic, most of the times, good-hearted Australian humour - a mixture of science fiction (or, is it "speculative fiction" I seem to be forever confused now about this genre, after Margaret Atwood launched a debate in this topic of genres), medical thriller and a bit of love story (this bit was mostly unsatisfying and peculiar for me). Repellent character of a talented mad scientist (sweat circles and feral smell left me feeling quite opposite to what Mara, the main character, felt towards him), a48-year old virgin obstetrician Mara, her new employers on the Gold Coast who enticed her to leave her home city of Adelaide and "sell her soul to the devil", or, not quite, as we may find out later in the book. A fast unravelling, easy to read and a permanent-smile-on-the-face type of book - I liked it a lot.

  • Debra Tidball
    2018-11-17 14:34

    This was a quick, easy and enjoyable read - I finished it the day I bought it. The premise of this story about a church leader's involvement in genetic engineering is absorbing, and the setting is delightfully absurd - where else in Australia but the Gold Coast would you find a Biblically inspired theme park, complete with the ability to walk on water? Hilarious and perfectly apt! Whilst I found it hard to warm to most of the characters (perhaps that's the way it is in these high-end scientific professions?), I cared what happened to them, but even more, I was fascinated to see where the story went. So I can't say I was moved on an emotional level, but I was certainly absorbed and challenged philosophically. Overall, thought provoking and fun.

  • Karen Hunt
    2018-12-04 22:34

    Peter Goldsworthy did a Meet the Author in the Barossa (hence the rush on his books). Another thought provoking book that was quite ahead of its time when written. About an obstetrician who does research into infertility. Without realising, she has been used to be part of a plan to ‘resurrect’ Jesus using 2000 year old genes! A good read.

  • Vivienne
    2018-12-05 15:31

    I found this book mean spirited in tone and character. I didn't like any of the characters in it and though the subject matter could have been funny it was just nasty, not to mention far fetched. If it had been funny it would have felt more believable.

  • 余馨
    2018-11-11 17:20

    What could have been a fun idea in the hands of Tom Robbins, couldn't pique my interest. Having heard a bit about this author I was disappointed. Unexpected writing style. Unexpectedly not published by Mills and Boon. Not enough euphemisticly worded sex scenes for them, I suppose.

  • Jane
    2018-11-16 18:34

    Entertaining, easy to read story. It projects into 'the future' a combination of the excesses of evangelical christianity and genetic engineering. Seems a bit dated now and the characters are a bit two dimensional but it is a fun read.

  • David Finch-Quadrio
    2018-11-21 22:14

    Reads like a bad airport novel

  • Roslyn
    2018-11-26 22:39

    Funny tale of genetic engineering and religion. Good for a laugh, but with some interesting ideas to ponder.

  • John Sheahan
    2018-12-07 22:33

    This was an absolute hoot. But, I was teaching in a Catholic High School at the time and it never actually made it into the classroom. Pity.

  • Ryan Paine
    2018-11-12 15:10

    Honk If You Are Jesus by Peter Goldsworthy (1995)

  • Murray Gunn
    2018-11-29 20:34

    Well written for easy reading, but I wanted more on the conflict at the end. I felt that the last 20% of the book should have been the focus for 80% and the leading 80% could be cut down to 20%.

  • Sue
    2018-11-10 17:29

    Thought provoking. Maybe not so much now in 2012, but when read a long time ago it sucked me in.

  • Sharon
    2018-11-18 20:15

    Read this book because it was part of the year 11 english requirement for my daughter. Absolute rubbish and not quite sure how it fits with EDUQ curriculum.

  • David
    2018-11-22 22:11

    A bit rough around the edges but ok. Lets face it, the title sucked me in

  • L.M. Vincent
    2018-12-11 15:12

    A well-crafted and well-written charmer of a book, a "proximate" ski-fi and (gentle) medical thriller, with a marvelous premise and satisfying outcome, by one of Australia's highly respected writers.

  • Jill
    2018-12-06 18:33

    I had high hopes for this book and was sorely disappointed.

  • Lee Mavin
    2018-11-20 20:16

    This is up there with the top Australian narratives of all time! I loved this book so much. Such a classic.