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To the End of the Land

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  • Posted December 21, 2010

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    Long but cleverly done.

    Ora is having a mid-life crisis. Her husband has left her and her oldest son has called her an "unnatural mother" and her youngest son has chosen to return to military duty. She runs away from it all. She leaves her home to hike the Galilee. With her she takes an old family friend and former lover, Avram, who is traumatized from his time as a POW to the Egyptians where he was tortured. His once brilliant mind is no more. Other important characters are Ora's estranged husband Ilan, with whom she had a child named Adam. Ora and Ilan and Avram were childhood friends. There is clever and witty dialogue that makes us smile, even in the midst of tragedy. There is a peek into what life is like in modern-day Israel, the strife and tension, suspicion and hatred. Cleverly done!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2012

    To the End of the Book

    This book is very well written, but reading it is a SLOG! I can't remember when such a good story --itself a major downer-- has seemed like such a chore. I think it's too long by at least half. And now I feel guilty for saying so. -- catwak

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2012

    Highly Recommended for serious readers.

    David Grossman is a great writer. His work is moving and dramatic.
    You have to be willing to stay with him and let the mood, time, and place get to you.

    The translation is also wonderful.

    Through his fiction you learn about the people, the history, and the emotions of Israel. It isn't an easy place, and so it isn't an easy read. It is complex, riveting, and sometimes, painful, to read.

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  • Posted January 16, 2012

    Most compelling writing in a long time

    This is an excellent, thought-provoking book. I read it last year and bought a copy for a family member. Have recommended it to any thoughtful reading friends I have.

    The story is compelling, and the subtext remains with you for a long time.

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  • Posted March 14, 2011

    SAVE YOUR MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    READING THIS BOOK IS LIKE WATCHING WALL PAPER PEELING FROM THE WALL........WITH ALL THE SNAP, CRACKLE AND POP.......

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2011

    Recommended only if you like an ending that is quite ambiquous.

    An interesting story of three individuals and how their lives intercepted, but very disappointing in there was no resolution as to how the outcome was resolved.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 22, 2011

    family drama to the max

    I got this book from my local library for my NookColor. It is truly a story of lifelong friendships and relationships and tangled and messed up they can get.

    I dont particularly care for the lack of chapters and jumping so much from present to past situations, but the story had me so hooked I couldn't stop reading it. There were times that I was really lost as to whether the it was present or past the characters were depicting.

    The story however was top notch, and very invigorating. If you dont mind long books, this is a great read

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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