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Engaging, if aggressive, characters.,
This review is from: Friendly Fire (Paperback)
A thoroughly engaging read that really cracks the nuances of familial relationships - Yehoshua understands the irrationality of human emotions better than any author I've read in a long time. A fascinating insight into the Israeli psyche, and how the security situation continues to affect ordinary middle class Israeli families (a demographic usually ignored in Western writing about the Middle East). Got a bit emotionally worn down by the blunt, confrontational attitudes of many of the characters, but perhaps I need to stop expecting characters to be obsessed with colonial politesse...