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by Helene Wecker
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Lora Hates Spam
Lora Hates Spam rated it 3 months ago
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...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it 4 years ago
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 ...
Memories From Books on Booklikes
Memories From Books on Booklikes rated it 4 years ago
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 rated it 5 years ago
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...
Sorry kids, no feet.
Sorry kids, no feet. rated it 5 years ago
The beginning was good. The end had me on the edge of my seat. The middle was a sludge-fest. I almost gave up. I'm kind of glad I didn't. Maybe I'll have more to say later, after I've digested the book a little.
Lindsay's Book Log
Lindsay's Book Log rated it 5 years ago
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...
Debbie's Spurts
Debbie's Spurts rated it 5 years ago
This reader's personal opinion, ©2015, all rights reserved, not to be quoted, clipped or used in any way by Google Play, amazon.com or other commercial booksellers* Well, a very good and very well written book. Caught me up immediately. But absolutely not for me. I have no clue how to rate. A...
Adriana Reads
Adriana Reads rated it 6 years ago
A very enjoyable and easy-to-read story that combines historic fiction, fantasy, magic, mysticism and religion.It's obvious that much research was involved in crafting this story, and as a reader, I too learned much about history and Jewish and Middle-Eastern lore.
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it 6 years ago
This is one of those books that immediately brings to mind a list of people I want to recommend it to. It's so well written that even when I didn't find myself in the mood to pick the book up I'd find myself reading more pages than my goal. It is masterfully crafted. The descriptions really capture ...
traciloudin rated it 6 years ago
A very unique world. However, despite what I said earlier, about how the author managed to tell so much backstory without it being boring... You can only do that to so many characters back to back before it becomes a bit irksome. This book definitely tested my limits. It seemed like every time I sta...
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