Silly me, I didn't know how he could possibly get people more revved up than he did with the His Dark Materials trilogy.
But I was obviously not thinking big enough: his new book, a re-telling of the life of Jesus that challenges the gospels, will be called The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ.
But then, maybe since it's a book geared to adults, it won't be controversial.
Oh, who am I kidding? Philip Pullman can't blow his nose without being controversial.