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Posted December 9, 2005
I don't love the storyline, but I love the creative way the author is presenting the story. I like the parallel structure and the sidebars in the margins that use a few words to describe the perspective or a observance. Very creative.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 12, 2005
Having side bars and parallel story structure were not enough to save this story. The story was incredibly predictable, unexciting, and how the book was going to end I could tell from miles away.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 6, 2005
A BEGUILING FIRST NOVEL
A beguiling first novel exploring the joys and vicissitudes of love is offered to listeners in a meritorious dramatization. The voices of Raymond and Hannah are eloquent, eponymous and anguished as each pursues a dream. Hannah, a very modern young woman, is about to leave for Jerusalem where she intends to explore her Jewishness. She has enrolled in a demanding 9 month study of the Torah. However, a week before her departure she goes to a party where she meets Raymond, an intelligent fellow who is procrastinating the writing of his doctoral thesis on Robert Burton. He is a Gentile. The attraction between the two is immediate and passionate. What both had probably thought would be a one-nighter lengthens into a week long affair. Loathe to part, they resolve to continue their relationship through emails and telephone calls. They have much to share as Hannah not only probes the Torah but also becomes acquainted with the City of Jerusalem, and Raymond finds insights in his examination of Burton's 'The Anatomy of Melancholy.' For this listener the crux of the story is whether or not Hannah and Raymond will continue to feel strongly about each other or will miles and cultural differences prove to be too much. Listen and discover how fine an audio book can be. - Gail CookeWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 5, 2010
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