"Original and very clever." The Times "The story strikes numerous sparks in Israeli history, and one of the pleasures of the book is where he locates the precise settings of the biblical narrative in Israel and Palestine." Independent "What he does is to deal with an old, neglected text in a way that rekindles interest in and fascination for it." Spectator "His tone is both informal and didactic, the result both enriching and entertaining," TLS"
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"Let my soul die with the Philistines"
Samson the hero; a brave warrior, leader of men and Nazarite of God? Or a misfit given to whoring and lust, who failed to fulfil his destiny? In Lions Honey, award-winning writer David Grossman takes on one of the most vivid and controversial characters in the Bible. Revisiting Samsons famous battle with the lion, his many women and his betrayal by them all including the only one he ever loved Grossman gives us a provocative new take on the story and its climax, Samsons final act of death, bringing down a temple on himself and three thousand Philistines.
In exhilarating and lucid prose, Grossman reveals the journey of a single, lonely and tortured soul who never found a true home in the world, who was uncomfortable in his very body and who, some might say, was the precursor of todays suicide bombers.
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