Joel AgeeThe story begins almost as fairy tales do - ''Many years ago ...'' - but this is a fairy tale in which the magical world of childhood is poisoned and evil triumphs....What, in fact, is a Jew? It is a mark of Mr. Appelfeld's artistic integrity that he never proffers a didactic or dogmatic answer, but allows the question a wide range of emotional and philosophical inflections; and that is a major source, as well, of the novel's power. -- New York Times
- Godine, David R. Publishers, Inc.
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The Age of Wonders based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Why his writing style reminds me of Somerset Maugham I'm not sure. Maybe because both are masterful storytellers that through the power of literary expression can evoke vivid images of people and places you have never seen. Also his changes in time, place and story teller is always clear while providing interest, movement, and action.