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The Golem and the Jinni: A Novel (P.S.) (edició 2013)

de Helene Wecker

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Chava, a golem brought to life by a disgraced rabbi, and Ahmad, a jinni made of fire, form an unlikely friendship on the streets of New York until a fateful choice changes everything.
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Títol:The Golem and the Jinni: A Novel (P.S.)
Autors:Helene Wecker
Informació:Harper Perennial (2013), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 512 pages
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The Golem and the Jinni de Helene Wecker

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Es mostren 1-5 de 290 (següent | mostra-les totes)
From this book's cover and blurb, I was expecting a literary work with a lot of conversations. Like "Waiting for Godot" or "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead", with more plot. What I found instead was a lovely surprise.

The Golem and the Jinni in this story are both introduced as beings of supernatural power but complete ignorance, arriving in turn-of-the-20th-century New York City as immigrants. In some ways they live the typical immigrant experience, and the story provides wonderful insights into it without ever being boring or didactic. The setting of this story is rich and varied, feeling realistic and yet not depressing in the way that depictions of historical urban environments often are.

Both the main cast and the supporting characters in this story are well-drawn and enjoyable. The contrast and similarities between the titular protagonists provides a great set of perspectives on their world and the world in general. I wanted more closure to a few of the supporting cast's plotlines, but the open-endedness wasn't frustrating as much as intriguing. I'd happily read a sequel focusing on those characters. Even the villains have a lot of emotional weight and nuance. ( )
  wishanem | May 27, 2021 |
I listened to this on Audible and really enjoyed it. The two titular characters are a study in contrasts: one is of earth and made to serve, the other is of air and fire and wild and free by nature. They and various other characters wind up in New York City at the dawn of the 20th century. There are glimpses of Jewish and Syrian immigrant communities, and the various characters end up woven together in an intricate braid.

This would be 4 1/2 stars if Goodreads supported fractional stars, but I rounded up to five because of the number of times I gasped with concern for a character and the fact that I think there’s still a lot of thematic stuff for me to ponder. ( )
  AmphipodGirl | May 23, 2021 |
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  5083mitzi | Apr 4, 2021 |
January 4th and I wonder if I just read the best book I'll read this year. ( )
  Tracyalanb | Apr 4, 2021 |
My true rating would be a 4.5 out of 5 stars. Wecker does such a beautiful job weaving together a story of fantasy and historical fact. The story was intriguing and I loved the way she wove together the story of the jinn's past, the present of both the Golem and the Jinni and the other people in-between. The detail of all characters and settings was amazing and I always love reading stories that have historical merit as well.

So why not the full 5 stars? There were times when I become lost in the detail and when the detail would not necessarily move the story forward like I thought it should. This book is almost 500 pages long and while the plot definitely called for between 200-300, I'm not sure all the detail was necessary to move the story forward. Either way, this was a beautiful story and I truly rooted for Chava to love her freedom. The jinn definitely irritated me at times, but his faults were understandable and I couldn't find too much fault in his wrong doings.

Make sure you have some time to dedicate if you choose to pick up this book - it took me a lot longer to get through it than I thought I would. This book is very dense with it's development of characters and intertwining of plots, but it is definitely good nonetheless. ( )
  courty4189 | Mar 24, 2021 |
Es mostren 1-5 de 290 (següent | mostra-les totes)
The title characters of “The Golem and the Jinni” are not the book’s only magic. The story is so inventive, so elegantly written and so well constructed that it’s hard to believe this is a first novel. Clearly, otherworldly forces were involved.
afegit per karenb | editaStar-Tribune, Curt Schleier (Jun 15, 2013)
 
You think a relationship is complicated when a woman is from Venus and a man is from Mars? Trust me, that’s a piece of cake compared with the hurdles that a modest golem and a mercurial jinni face when they fall in love.
 
The sometimes slow pace picks up considerably as the disparate characters decipher the past and try to save the souls variously threatened by the golem and the jinni, as well as by the Jewish conjurer and (surprise) a Syrian wizard. The interplay of loyalties and the struggle to assert reason over emotion keep the pages flipping.
afegit per karenb | editaNew York Times, Susan Cokal (May 16, 2013)
 

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Nom de l'autorCàrrecTipus d'autorObra?Estat
Wecker, Heleneautor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Beals, Jesse TarboxAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Guidall, GeorgeNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Ljoenes, RichardDissenyador de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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These were the world's first people. Everything they did, every action and decision, was entirely new, without precedent. They had no larger society to turn to, no examples of how to behave. They only had the Almighty to tell them right from wrong. And like children, if His commands ran counter to their desires, sometimes they chose not to listen. And then they learned that there are consequences to one's actions.
As the daughter of one of the richest and most prominent families in New York--indeed, in the country--it had been made clear to her, in ways both subtle and overt, that she was expected to little more than simply exist, biding her time and minding her manners until she made a suitable match and continued the family line. Her future unrolled before her like a dreadful tapestry, its pattern set and immutable. There would be a wedding, and then a house somewhere nearby on the avenue, with a nursery for the children that were, of course, mandatory.
"Once a golem develops a taste for destruction," the old rabbi said, "little can stop it save the words that destroy it. Not all golems are as crude or stupid as this one, but all share the same essential nature. They are tools of man, and they are dangerous. Once they have disposed of their enemies they will turn on their masters. They are creatures of last resort. Remember that."
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