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Clever, well written novel,
This review is from: The Righteous Men (Paperback)
I have noticed a lot of negative reviews here so I am drawn to write my own impressions. This is a very good book. I wish people would stop comparing books/authors and see work for what it is. There was no Jewish thread in the Da Vinci Code so why compare it. Are we forever to be thinking that there is only one book ever for a given genre.
I see similar parallel's with Tolkien & others who have followed with their fantasy quest's only to be burdend with the label 'It's not Lord of the Rings'.
So we have here, in the 'Righteous Men', a gripping drama novel set in New York and centered around the Hasidic community of the Lower East Side. The author takes you into a world that few amongst us will have experienced a creates a vision that is both facinating and a little disturbing. There are not too many characters but then again it is difficult to relate to a string of characters in a solitary book.
The central character is an Oxford taught Journalist trying to make a name for himself in the big apple and he unwittingly becomes the central player in an apocalyptic tale which the writer later states is not all based on his imagination.
No more info. If you are the type of person who likes to be intrigued with the mysteries of culture and appreciates a read that is thoughtfully paced, you could do worse that get yourself a copy of this book.
Excellent Holiday novel, which is precisely when I read this.