The Book: The Good Man Jesus & The Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman
The Review: "A small gem, or given it's explosive story and exquisite artistry, a hand grenade made by Faberge"
The Reviewer: Sunday Times
The Verdict: Despite it's controversial origins (Pullman choose the story of Jesus as part of the Canongate 'Myths' series) this book completely failed to detonate for me. Thankfully the ludicrous review above helped me put this book to good use:
"Lobest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade towards thy foe, who being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it" Monty Python & The Holy Grail