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Copyright © 2004 Phillips & Nelson Media, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Chabon is much too taken with his own gifted writing in this book.
This was the first time in a long time that I really had to force myself to finish a book, because there were many times I wanted to put it down.
I found all of the characters interesting and very well drawn, and the plot really grabs hold of you.
The language Chabon uses succeeds on every level. First, his prose is clever, poetic, and fluent. Second, the actual language/dialect/jargon he seems to have cobbled from found... Read morePublished 4 days ago by dtc107
I really like Chabon's style, characters and lovely plots. However, in spite of his wonderful writing ability, I caught myself counting the similes and metaphors on each page at... Read morePublished 5 days ago by J. Cox
For me, one of Michael Chabon's best; humor, pathos and suspense in a near-perfect mix. Read it, you won't be disappointed.Published 25 days ago by Robert
There's so much going on in this novel of Chabon's. Yiddish. Detective noir. Chess. Alternate history. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Klyne
A mystery that weaves Judaism, Alaskan Natives, and the police of Sitka into a complicated web of intrigue and fabulous characters. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bsp418
A reader must be in the right frame of mind to read 'the Yiddish Policeman's Union' by Michael Chabon. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Scrapple8
Yeah no! This landscape book might even have been written by that other landscape writer Sarah Ruhl who writes landscape words with landscape props. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jack Malinowski
Okay but not great. The numerous yiddish words and phrases interrupt the reading for the non Jew.Published 2 months ago by Mrs. White
I had a hard time understanding what was going on and I felt that you had to have some pre knowledge
I kept on reading because I liked the two men and bina