When Theo Griepenkerl happens upon the fifth Gospel in a war-torn Iraqi museum, he can't believe his luck. Driven by greed and a lust for fame, he capitalises on his find by publishing it. His book is a sensation. But he can hardly imagine the incendiary consequences his discovery will have for Christians, Arabs, homicidal maniacs and Amazon customers alike. The Fire Gospel is a brilliant piece of storytelling, dazzlingly outrageous and utterly gripping.
* The satire is so entertaining, the pace so sharp, the writing so witty ... Observer * A hilariously entertaining read. Sunday Telegraph * [A] playful narrative [with] a serious question at the heart. Sunday Times * Beautifully written ... it might just be the best novel you'll read this year. London Lite * In writing this playful noir thriller-cum-The Da Vinci Code pastiche, the versatile Faber shows he can pen an off-the-cuff satire. -- Arifa Akbar Independent * Faber's cautionary tale about the perils of literary fame also works very well as a spoof of The Da Vinci Code phenomenon. -- Colin Waters Sunday Herald