Pullman Sparks Another Unholy Row; Emily Lambert Finds Philip Pullman Unrepentant about Upsetting Christians with His Latest Book
Byline: Emily Lambert
PHILIP Pullman is no stranger to controversy and has already been told he'll burn in hell just for the title of his new book, The Good Man Jesus And The Scoundrel Christ.
The award-winning author, who wrote the trilogy His Dark Materials, one of which was made into the film The Golden Compass, received a flurry of angry letters condemning his alternative story of the gospels even before it was published.
He may have caused an unholy row among Christian groups, but Pullman, 63, is unrepentant.
"I've been getting letters for donkey's years about my wickedness and my evils and the fact that I will certainly go to hell and should stop writing dreadful books. It's nothing new," he shrugs.
He plays down the extra security …
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Publication information: Article title: Pullman Sparks Another Unholy Row; Emily Lambert Finds Philip Pullman Unrepentant about Upsetting Christians with His Latest Book. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales). Publication date: May 1, 2010. Page number: 14. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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