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BSFA Review: My Brother the Messiah by Martin Vopenka

26/10/2021 07:10 | Anonymous

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My Brother the Messiah by Martin Vopenka

(Barbican Press, 2021)

Reviewed by Matt Colborn

This subtle, satirical book by Czech author Martin Vopenka examines the consequences of a new Messiah, named Eli, in the twilight era of a failing near-future global civilisation. The story is told through the eyes of Eli’s brother, Marek.

The narrative moves between ‘New Vinohrady,’ a New Slav colony in Northern Greece in 2168 and early 22nd century Prague-Holesovice. In 2168, Marek the old man contemplates the life of his brother Eli, who was assassinated in Dubrovnik almost forty years previously. He lives with a sect of followers of the dead Messiah.

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Review from BSFA Review 14 - Download your copy here.


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