- Hilary Mantel, author of Bringing Up the Bodies"
By turns poetic and visceral, The Liars' Gospel liberates towering figures from the stasis of iconography, giving them psychological depth."
-Abigail Meisel, New York Times Book Review"
Alderman solidly claims her place as a writer of bold imagination and abundant skill... She grafts new sinew and muscle to the bare bones of an ancient tale."
National Public Radio"
A provocative and fascinating retelling of one of the foundational narratives of Western culture."
- Julie Subrin, Tablet Magazine"
Head spinning perspectives on the life and times of Jesus, from a novelist who wields her pen like a sword."
Exceptional....A deeply researched, empathically imagined, ferociously told exploration of the Jew known as Jesus."
-Michael Goldfarb, Jewish Daily Forward"
Vibrant descriptions....haunting prose.... Alderman transforms an ancient story into her own engaging meditation on power, oppression, and belief."
- Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)"
Alderman re-creates with startling immediacy the culture of first-century Judea, with its political intrigue and riots, and with its characters wondering at what the life of Yehoshuah has meant to them."
Superb....The best-known story of all takes on messy, intricate, surging new life when freed from its biblical shackles in Naomi Alderman's reimagining."
- Victoria Moore, Daily Mail"
Courageous....Alderman's revision of the Christ figure is a visceral, intelligent one, and it works superbly."
- Arifa Akbar, The Independent"
Provocative and mesmerizing....Alderman here succeeds magnificently....The Liars' Gospel roots its characters firmly and vividly in their historical and political context."
- Rebecca Abrams, New Statesman"
A novel of such intensity, meaning and depth that it must be destined to become a classic."
- Bidisha, Presenter of BBC Radio Four's Saturday Review