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This book was very intense and kept me wanting to read (which is very tough for a high school student).
The reader comes away from the story with a strenthened faith in the ability of one man to make a difference, to stand up and be heard and to uphold the truth.
Saul Bellow and Philip Roth are most prominent, but Malamud is at least on their level, and most of those who appreciate him consider The Fixer his best work.
I am neither Jewish or Russia and I was in my late teens when I saw the film 'The Fixer' and it haunted me ever since. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Sandra Arabia
A great classic. Read for second time and our coed book club/Published 1 month ago by Mr. Lynn Goldstein
A most confronting novel. It is very European in its' language structure. The basis is factual being the Bayliss trial.Published 2 months ago by SAM LASER
Reveals life's pathos and sadness as well as life's joy and fulfillment....tragic role of the jew in Tsarist Russia ... depressing.Published 3 months ago by Elvera Coakley
A good historical novel, describing the backwardness of pre revolutionary Russia - superstition, anti semitism. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ivan Gur-Arie
Malamud has painted a picture of Russia in the early 20th century that is fascinating to read and hard to imagine. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Fiddlin' Doc
Suffering throughout his short travail-filled life never made the hero of Malamud's epic lose hope and to the end he retained his dignity, hewing to the principles of his mentor,... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Carolebolotin
I was supposed to read this book when I was in my freshman year of high school. Somehow, I got out of it and now that I've finally read it, I'm very grateful that I did manage to... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Fiber Mage