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Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bible! Paperback – April 7, 2009
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But then it runs out of steam, and gets too far away from the source material. King David is made into a sort of failed Shecky Greene wanna-be comedian, and it's more of just a superimposition of flat Jewish stereotypes onto Biblical characters. It has little flashes of brilliance, such as the following passage (thoughts of David): "Gone are the carefree days of slaying giants. As you get older you strip away the things you don't have time for, and then you are left only with things you have time for. Your life gets skinnier and skinnier until you wonder why you go on. You go on because there are things that must get done. You become no longer a person so much as a place, an unfunny place where things come to get done." Unfortunately, they're sandwiched between thick layers of schtick.
Of course, humor is in the eye and ear of the beholder. If you're a deep Catskills devotee, then you may get a lot out of the second half. In my eye, the first half is worth the price of admission.
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Easy to read and full of interesting trivia that makes you do some thinking and gives some perspective without challenging your belief system.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Oh . . . oh, if you're a Christian (or a Jew) and love the Bible or Torah . . . AND . . . you have a sense of humor, then THIS is the book for you! Mr. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Pete Andrews
This book was funny, makes you think a little different about the bible, but not in a bad way, more romanticized way.Published 20 months ago by Joe Martinez
These short stories are absolutely hilarious and a pleasure to read. Goldstein doesn't simply retell stories from the Bible but presents some of the most staple chronicles in... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Tiffany Wang
Irreverent at moments, insightful into the human condition frequently, funny and heart warming. A quick read but not at a unintelligent.Published 23 months ago by Jefferson Birrell
I haven't finished it yet, but expect to soon. So far so good, but is leaving me with questions. Has sent me back to the Bible to search for basis for some assumptions or riffs.Published on May 14, 2014 by jim