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They Call Me Carpenter: A Tale of the Second Coming

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2008

    A Great Read!

    Upton Sinclair writes the books They Call me Carpenter about what it would be like if Jesus came back in the 1920s. He has a big theme of mobs and Jesus¿ strong dislike for them. It is a great read and very interesting. It touches on many big issues from the 1920¿s. These include the concern of mobs as well as the growing media industry. It takes a look at the change in society and peoples new concern for appearance and materials. It is a nice easy read that is also informative about a specific time period. It is a great book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2008

    They Call Me Carpenter

    They Call Me Carpenter tells the fictional tale of Jesus Christ resurrecting in the 1920's and shows his almost disgust with the way society has rolled itself out over the 2000 years since his death. It is a very interesting story and should be read by any history class to show the class conflicts felt in California during the 1920's. Upton Sinclair shows how despite the religious feelings of many Americans, they almost spite Jesus. I highly recommend this to any history student.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2008

    Great Book

    This book is a great book. I had to read for for my HIST 442 class in SDSU and it was the most exciting book I read all semester. Even though the situation and the plot were unrealistic, I like the idea how the another creates the time scenario and the thoughts of the carpenter to be similar in Roman times! I recommend this book....but in reality Jesus wouldn't have ran away...that's one thing I hated about this book....

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  • Posted October 16, 2008

    Jesus Returns

    In "They Call Me Carpenter" Sinclair continues his muckracking with a disheartend view of the class system in 1920's America. Jesus pops out of a stain glass window to find Hollywood fighting mob for mob. Jesus seemingly unaware of all the turmoil going on skillfully asks questions to get to the bottom of the class struggles he see's. Sinclairs use of an "unknowing" jesus allows the reader to work things out on their own, while seeing the greed, lies, and sensationalism that made "mobville" function.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2008

    American Classic

    They Call Me Carpenter is a lost American classic. Upton Sinclair's novel of Jesus return to 1920's Southern California portrays the Roaring Twenties in a fresh light. Sinclair exposes the greed and hypocrisy of modern America.

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