The Golem and the Jinni — Review

March 11, 2014

This book is expansive. It is the kind of historical fiction that I love — the kind that spans multiple time periods to put into context the journeys and the characters. 

This story initially struck me as unexpected and I liked the portrayal of the bizarre friendship. Sometimes it moved a bit too slowly — the author took pains to get the details right and while it certainly added to the atmosphere, it was, perhaps, heavy-handed at times. 

Interestingly, as the book progressed and action built, parts began to fall a bit too predictably into place. Or perhaps I’m just good at putting together the pieces?

All the same, I really enjoyed this book. The characters, their motivations, and their interactions were refreshing. 

The Golem and the Jinni has gotten a fair amount of bookish buzz in recent months and it is well-deserved. It is a sweeping, poignant tale that will appeal to many readers. 

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2 Responses to “The Golem and the Jinni — Review”

  1. I felt the same way about this book. 🙂

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