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Joseph Heller's powerful, wonderfully funny, deeply moving novel is the story of David -- yes, King David -- but as you've never seen him before. You already know David as the legendary warrior king of Israel, husband of Bathsheba, and father of Solomon - now meet David as he really was - A the cocky Jewish kid, the plagiarized poet, and the Jewish father. Listen as David tells his own story, a story both relentlessly ancient and surprisingly modern, about growing up and growing old, about men and women, and about man and God. It is quintessential Heller.
Heller's off-beat account of the life and times of King David is irreverent, bawdy and funny. He clearly knows his Old Testament well and, through the mouth of the aging, enfeebled... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Meldrew
Joseph Heller = Genius. Laugh out Loud funny, wryly funny, and a little bit sad too. Brilliant.Published 9 months ago by joe
The story opens up with King David, in advanced years, lying down with the young Abishag the Shunnamite, 'in order to warm his bones' - as the Bible tells it…….. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Silverdolphin23
A witty take on the Old Testament events which occurred around the time of King David. Heller has taken each of the characters and added a new dimension of his own, presumably... Read morePublished on 1 Dec. 2006 by Noddy H
I love Joseph Heller, and when I came across a reference for this novel in something I read by Kurt Vonnegut, I raced out to find it. Read morePublished on 25 Sept. 2006 by GRBD