READ: The Golem and the Jinni

Golem_and_the_Jinni_book_coverThe Overlords command: READ The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker. The Overlords offer these words of encouragement: MYTHS, HISTORY, IMMIGRANT, HEBREW, ARABIC, NEW YORK

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Max says: As a 2014 Nebula Award nominee, this was automatically added to my reading list. The mix of Hebrew mythology, Arabic mythology and turn of the century immigrant New York make the set for this book pretty rich and unique. It’s slow in parts and light on action, preferring instead to focus deeply on the characters, but in a way that’s still compelling. It’s like a relaxing afternoon with a mix of cardamom tea and Kosher mandelbrot, if that makes sense. I like books that go off in new directions and build on stories and myths from varied cultures. A book that can mix them well, like this one, is a good find. Narration on Audible is done well. I’d slide the attribute sliders as such:

NOL-Read Sliders-The Golem and the Jinni

As always, I’m interested in everyone else’s review, other recommendations, etc. Thanks!