A Tale of Love and Darkness

A Tale of Love and Darkness

Book - 2004
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Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, c2004.
ISBN: 9780151008780
0151008787
Characteristics: 538 p. ;,23 cm.

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first 100 pages are interesting, then it becomes a litany of name dropping and unrelated anecdotes about people that only someone from Israel would know. Too bad the author is so self-absorbed that he could not write a memoire that would be of interest to people outside his own country.

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johncruse
Jun 12, 2015

NOT WHAT I EXPECTED. JUST A RAMBLING DESCRIPTION OF ALL SORTS OF PEOPLE THE AUTHOR HAS KNOWN.

WVMLStaffPicks Jan 22, 2015

This family saga tells the story of the author's childhood in a rundown suburb of Jerusalem during the period of Israel's formation and the subsequent turbulence. Peopled with a colourful array of characters--most poignantly his artistic mother who committed suicide when he was twelve--this memoir puts a human face on a continuing conflict.

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RonaFrank
Oct 06, 2014

An amazing eloquent novel by an amazing writer.

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lubabr
Apr 15, 2014

This is probably one of the best books I've read. Childhood, history, land, emotions: everything connected

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