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The Golems of Gotham is quick-witted and a lot of fun, but there comes a point at which the reader might reasonably wonder whether this material is going to lead somewhere. It's one thing to drag Levi and the other golems (including Jean Amery, Piotr Rawicz, and Tadeusz Borowski) into a self-serving comedy, but to do so in a story context that invites, but doesn't deliver, contemplation about the relationship between art and memory is wasteful. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I've tried twice to read this book in its entirety. I made it a little further this time before throwing in the towel. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Abby McGee
I began this novel because a friend sent it to me when we were studying Primo Levi together. What begins as a fascinating premise deteriorates into tedium within a hundred pages. Read morePublished on January 1, 2012 by carolm
Life has never treated best-selling mystery writer Oliver Levin well. As a child, he was orphaned when his parents committed suicide in a Miami synagogue. Read morePublished on June 20, 2007 by Henry W. Wagner
This book is about Oliver, son of two Holocaust survivors who made him an orphan by taking their own lives while he was in college. Read morePublished on March 29, 2005 by A Delighted Reader
Although the premise of the story is a good one, the way it is handled literarily fell very short of expectations. Read morePublished on November 21, 2003 by Andrine
It occurred to me while reading this excellent book that there are many families whose current generation need to face and address the family past. Read morePublished on April 28, 2003 by J. Kelley
The book seems to fall short on both levels - as a general observation as well as a personal one. The general statement is that the Holocaust was a "Grand Narrative" for the... Read morePublished on March 25, 2003 by Alexander Tsukerman