The author is beset by contradictory views and strong conflicting opinions.
Interesting book to read, but has to keep in mind that this book is mainly fiction, trying to give a perspective on how the King David Report could have been written.
Bruria used the wonderful biblical Hebrew not only when sections from the bible are quoted, but throughout most of the book.
Interesting book to read, but has to keep in mind that this book is mainly fiction, trying to give a perspective on how the King David Report could have been written.Published 13 months ago by Frank
I want to join most other reviewers who rated this book full five stars. Stefan Heym tries to imagine how the stories about King David as written in Shmuel A and B in the Bible... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Hanan Yinnon
Fascinating novel that shows how an author might write a bible book. Takes you through the trials of an author who has been hired by King Solomon to write the story of his father,... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Eloise Blanchard
This is an excellent, engrossing book. I would only add to the other comments that it certainly should not be viewed as a critique ONLY of the manipulation of history in... Read morePublished on February 1, 2011 by Kah Jot
Absolutely horrible. This man is a Jew hater, whether he is one or not. He wants to show Israel as pagan as the other nations around them. Read morePublished on April 4, 2010 by Rosanna L. Mensik
An amazing portrayal of an honest man caught in the forces of a history driven by less-upright minds.Published on October 25, 2002 by Amazon Customer
The idea behind the book is great, but it lacks the satirical bite of The Wandering Jew. As a "realistic" novel it suffers from the fact it has only one source, the BiblePublished on August 22, 2001
I completely agree with what another reviewer said about this book: it is entirely engrossing, extremely well-informed, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Read morePublished on May 11, 2000 by Alexis Arieff
Of all the modern retellings of the story of David, including Heller's _God Knows_ and Shamir's _The Hittite Must Die_, this is by far the best informed, most sophisticated and the... Read morePublished on June 10, 1999