Although written in prose, the book has a poetical style that is perfectly matched to the content.
To call the prose of a former laureate poetic may seem odd, but one must consider how well Pinsky textures his words.
It is also a story about a king who somehow forges of disparate clans a nation of Judah and Israel.
I start with a confession: I knew almost nothing about the life of Israel's second king. Yes, I'd heard of David's slingshot triumph over Goliath, and I was aware of some scandal... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Murray I. Suid
I was looking for a book which extracted the life of David chronologically apart from the biblical scriptures. This seems to be a good source.Published 8 months ago by Melissa D. in Arizona
Mr. Pinsky has researched the text excellently and even though i was very familiar with the main contours of David's life, i found much that Pinsky elaborates that i had missed... Read morePublished 18 months ago by generallysatisfied customer
The story of David is told in the Old Testament books of Samuel and Chronicles. A boy comes from nowhere and by courage and daring makes himself king of the Israelite tribes, and... Read morePublished on November 16, 2012 by Robert S. Hanenberg
I thought this book was written in poor taste and I don't know where the author got his information. I know he definitely did not receive it from the Bible. Read morePublished on September 17, 2010 by PennyLou
A challenge to digest perhaps for the intellectual lazy,but well worth the effort. As some one already summed " About a Poet,For a Poet,By a Poet" In short Mr. Pinsky, Bravo!Published on April 14, 2008 by C. D. Besetsny
All you could ever want to know about David and a little more...Fascinating insight and information such as the fact that David may have been/probably was related to... Read morePublished on March 9, 2008 by Big D
This book was very disappointing. It was written in a stream of consciousness style with bizarre attempts to integrate modern analogies and to compare David to modern figures from... Read morePublished on January 3, 2007 by R. Shapiro