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The Golem and the Djinni - Helene Wecker
The Golem and the Djinni
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If you were bewitched by The Night Circus…If you were mesmerised by A Discovery of Witches…If you were enthralled by Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell…You will be enchanted byTHE GOLEM & THE DJINNIChava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark... show more
If you were bewitched by The Night Circus…If you were mesmerised by A Discovery of Witches…If you were enthralled by Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell…You will be enchanted byTHE GOLEM & THE DJINNIChava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When her master, the husband who commissioned her, dies at sea on the voyage from Poland, she is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York in 1899.Ahmad is a djinni, a being of fire, born in the ancient Syrian desert. Trapped in an old copper flask by a Bedouin wizard centuries ago, he is released accidentally by a tinsmith in a Lower Manhattan shop. Though he is no longer imprisoned, Ahmad is not entirely free – an unbreakable band of iron binds him to the physical world.The Golem & The Djinni is their magical, unforgettable story; unlikely friends whose tenuous attachment challenges their opposing natures – until the night a terrifying incident drives them back into their separate worlds. But a powerful threat will soon bring Chava and Ahmad together again, challenging their existence and forcing them to make a fateful choice.
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B00BS07J0K
Publisher: Blue Door
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
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Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
4.0 The Golem and the Jinni: A Novel
This is amazing writing. I have never read a story quite like it. It brings so much in to question, beliefs, faiths, religions, etc. It takes place during a time when people had to go between Europe and America by ship and women didn't go around unchaperoned. It mostly has a realistic feel with ...
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4.0 The Golem and the Jinni
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker is the story of two mythological characters who find that they are more alike than different and who find acceptance in each other. Within this structure, this book can be read at so many different levels and interpreted for so many different themes – fantasy...
Shiftyj1
Shiftyj1 rated it
5.0 The Golem and the Jinni
I listened to this one on audio and it was amazing. The narrator George Guidall totally nailed it. Couldn’t have picked a better person to do the audio for this one. The story itself was excellent and had a real Gaiman-esque feel to it. The characters were superbly drawn and there was plenty of back...
Lora's Rants and Reviews
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3.5 The Golem and the Djinni
by Helene Wecker My expectations of this story might have been a little inflated because I kept hearing how good it was, and I did enjoy it, but I didn't love it as much as I expected to. It was a good story and culturally interesting, but I just didn't connect with any of the characters. Of all o...
Lindsay's Book Log
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3.5 The Golem and the Jinni
First off, I read this book during a reading slump which I feel like may have impacted my enjoyment and rating of this book. This book is the story of a Golem and a Jinni in New York in 1899. Chava, the Golem, can hear the desires of others and has to find her way in the lower east side while deal...
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