The Finkler Question
Publish date: August 2nd 2010
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Literary Fiction
I was utterly prepared to LOVE! this from the first paragraph. The introduction to goyish, hapless, morbidly romantic Julian Treslove set my heart a-thumping: at last!, I thought, here is a book worthy of the adjective 'Nabokovian!' And at first the book is Nabokovian in the best way; in fact, certa...
I picked this up having run out of books on holiday. This book was lying around in my holiday accommodation. This is not a proper review just a few quick thoughts. I really enjoyed the first half of the book which made me laugh out loud on a few occasions. The book covers middle age insecurity, ...
The Finkler Question is not an easy book to read. In subtle and not so subtle ways, it exposes the underbelly of every anti-Semitic stereotype and incident, on G-d's earth. I often asked myself as I read it, is this book a good thing or a bad one, for Jews. Is the picture it presents of the worst si...
I recently set myself the goal of reading through all the Man Booker prize winners. I decided to start on the most recent winners and work backwards as some of the earlier winners are hard to find. The Finkler Question is the 2010 winner and it left me wishing I had tried to look a little harder f...