The Secret Books

The Secret Books A world on the brink of catastrophe A two thousand year old mystery A lost gospel Seeking adventure a young man flees the drudgery of shopkeeping in Tsarist Russia to make a new life among the bohemi
  • Title: The Secret Books
  • Author: Marcel Theroux
  • ISBN: 9780571281947
  • Page: 442
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Secret Books
    A world on the brink of catastrophe.A two thousand year old mystery A lost gospel.Seeking adventure, a young man flees the drudgery of shopkeeping in Tsarist Russia to make a new life among the bohemians and revolutionaries of 19th century Paris.Travelling undercover in the mountains of British India, he discovers a manuscript that transforms the world s understanding ofA world on the brink of catastrophe.A two thousand year old mystery A lost gospel.Seeking adventure, a young man flees the drudgery of shopkeeping in Tsarist Russia to make a new life among the bohemians and revolutionaries of 19th century Paris.Travelling undercover in the mountains of British India, he discovers a manuscript that transforms the world s understanding of the historical Jesus.Decades later, in a Europe threatened by unimaginable tragedy, he makes a despairing attempt to right a historic injustice.This breathtaking novel by the award winning author of Far North and Strange Bodies tells the extraordinary tale of Nicolas Notovitch and his secret gospel.It is the epic story of a young man on the make in a turbulent world of spies and double cross, propaganda and revolutionary violence, lost love and nascent anti semitism a world which eerily foreshadows our own era of post truth politics.Based on real events, The Secret Books is at once a page turning adventure and an examination of the stories that humans are willing to kill and die for.
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  • Marcel Theroux

    Marcel Raymond Theroux is a British novelist and broadcaster He is the older son of the American travel writer and novelist, Paul Theroux His younger brother, Louis Theroux, is a journalist and television reporter.Born in Kampala, Uganda, Theroux was brought up in Wandsworth, London After attending a state primary school he boarded at Westminster School He went on to study English at Clare College of the University of Cambridge and international relations at Yale University Currently he lives in London and is married His French last name originates from the region around Sarthe and Yonne in France It is quite common in Francophone countries and is originally spelled Th roux His paternal grandfather was French Canadian.He wrote The Stranger in The Earth and The Confessions of Mycroft Holmes a paper chase for which he won the Somerset Maugham Award in 2002 His third novel, A Blow to the Heart, was published by Faber in 2006 His fourth, Far North, a future epic set in the Siberian taiga, was published in June 2009 He worked in television news in New York and Boston.In 2004 he presented The End of the World as We Know It part of the War on Terra television series about climate change on Channel 4, for which he was chosen as presenter precisely because he initially knew nothing about the subject He even had a preconception about environmentalists being spoilsports opposed to progress But during his research he became convinced that we face a global problem, on a scale so serious that an expansion of nuclear energy is probably the best solution choosing the lesser evil He reached this conclusion partly via the subjects of several interviews, amongst them Gerhard Bertz of insurance agency Munich Re, who indicated that in the past 20 years payments for natural disasters have increased by 500 percent During another, with Royal Dutch Shell chairman Lord Ron Oxburgh, a PR assistant intervened to curtail the conversation, apparently because Oxburgh s negative views on the consequences of current oil consumption were considered detrimental to the corporation s image.In March 2006 Theroux presented Death of a Nation on More4, as part of the The State of Russia series In the program he explored the country s post Soviet problems including population decline, the growing AIDS epidemic and the persecution of the Meskhetian Turks.On 28 September 2008 he presented Oligart The Great Russian Art Boom on Channel 4 about how Russia s rich are keeping Russia s art history alive by buying, and exhibiting domestic art.On 16 March 2009, Marcel Theroux presented In Search of Wabi sabi on BBC Four as part of the channel s Hidden Japan season of programming Marcel travelled throughout Japan trying to understand the aesthetic tastes of Japan and its people.

  • 564 Comments

  • Reality is a collection of stories which humanity has determined to be best suited for its purposes Theroux takes a playful look at this concept and comes to the conclusion that truth is purely subjective and oftentimes irrelevant Theroux s use of anachronisms serves two purposes it s fun, and it reminds us that even half truths and ridiculousness do not mean a story warrants dismissal This novel won t be for everyone, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.


  • I wanna tell you a story I was reminded of Max Bygraves famous catch phrase each time I picked up this book to continue what proved to be a thoroughly enjoyable reading experience it is about the stories we tell others, the stories we tell ourselves and the stories that reinforce our faith or lack thereof.Fantastically erudite, witty, self deprecating and for my money utterly engaging, Marcel Theroux gives us a story among many of a restless 17 year old who in late 19th century Crimea, flees his [...]


  • This is a really clever, postmodern take on the life of 19th century writer and adventurer Nicolas Notovitch, who was best known for publishing a new gospel which he claimed to have discovered at a temple in India, which charts the lost years of Jesus and gives a completely different perspective on his life I must admit, until I read this I d never heard of him, but this tricksy narrative draws you into a version of his life In this current post truth climate, full of alternative facts , this is [...]


  • Awesome It s been a while since I ve read such a good book It s unique, thoughtful, smart, and so well written I almost never re read books but I m tempted to start reading this one again Tonight.


  • fascinating, even the bits I didn t think I d enjoy political spy stuff particularly loved the scene setting at the beginning of the author s life in London and how he came to write the book


  • Clever blend of narratives Main plot centres on the stored recordings of Nicolas Notovitch These recall his life from a shopkeeper in Crimea to an author and spy He travels across Europe and Asia, meeting powerful characters, mainly based on real people The objects misplaced in time are a distraction that reinforce that this is a story Notovitch discovers the secret books whilst convalescing in a monastery These are a different version of the bible which portray the Jews favourably Whether this [...]


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