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The Lawgiver: A Novel

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2012

    An okay read, but disappointing

    I was looking forward to an historical blockbuster, and got a novella about themaking of a movie. I understand that Herman Wouk has long wanted to write a novel about Moses. Well,he still hasn't.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2013

    Herman Wouk is a wonderful writer and has entertained me many ti

    Herman Wouk is a wonderful writer and has entertained me many times with his oeuvre(s). This book should be approached for what it is: a revealing account of what goes on behind the making of a movie. Frustrating fascination, or fascinating frustration, take your pick. Wouk has wanted to write a life of Moses since forever and this isn't it. This is about his wanting to do that and being drawn into a film project of those who want to do a life of Moses. As one canny Hollywood character says, "No one reads anymore!" Wouk knows it is true, but he is a writer. Writers write because they have to/want to.

    I consider this a writers' book. If you are a writer who fantasizes about having his or her book picked up and made into a movie, or to see purchased movie rights actually utilized, read this and sober up. It's a crap shoot. Thank you, Mr. Wouk, for slapping our faces with the truth.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    A dissapointment from a Giant

    I have been a Wouk fan for many years. I really don't know why this book was written. It has nothing to do with anything that Wouk has previously written. This is 140+ pages of dribble, disguished as memo's letters, etc, regarding the potential writing of a book about Moses, and a potential movie. I'm not sure why I read the whole thing, perhaps I was hoping against hope that the beginning would turn into something worth reading. Unfortunately, this book never developed into a story. I'd ask for my money back, but I know that will never happen.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2013

    Do not recommend

    Rather than a story about Moses, it was a farce about making a movie about Moses. It was pure nonsense. I quit reading half way through. I feel snookered and would like my money returned or credited.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    Just finished the book and thank goodness.  Still not sure why s

    Just finished the book and thank goodness.  Still not sure why such a great author would write a book such as this.  It is all over the place with no real aim.  Don't bother reading this one.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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