Maligned as the courtesan who revealed the mighty Samson's secret for money, Delilah has become synonymous with treachery. But behind the myth is a tale far more tragic…
From the moment they met, there was a fire in their relationship, with Samson pitted against Delilah's family. But Samson soon develops an overwhelming passion for Delilah; entranced by her beauty and passi...more
I really liked Delilah, she knew her own mind and was independent in a world where woman were seen as nothing but objects. At first I didn't really like Samson but like Delilah, once I got to know him I loved him. I kept picturing him as Khal Drogo from ...more
Para mim Dalila era a eterna sedutora, mulher fatal que levou Sansão ao declínio. Mas Eleanor de Jong tenta repor a verdade histórica e explicar todos os motivos para as suas atitudes e sentimentos.
My favourite thing about this book is the way it takes you back to the ancient Holy Land and brings the story of Delilah and Sa ...more
Filistinliler ve İsrailoğullarının husumetinin çok çok eski zamanlara dayandığını bilirdim de bu kadar eski olduğunu bilmezdim. Toprağın ve toprağa hakim olmanın neredeyse her şey demek olduğu bir zamanda bu iki halk da birbirleriyle toprak ve kendi halklarının geleceği için savaşırken Samson ve Delilah'nın hikayesi bu durum ile paralellik göstererek ve de zıtlaşarak şekillenmiş. Kitap çok canlı bir şekilde bu efsaneye/a ...more
This was such a good read, and having known so little about these people, I now understand why she did the things she did. Based on extensive research but written as a novel, Eleanor de Jong has written a riveting story about the events surrounding the times of the pair.
As a child I was only taught about Delilah being a woman who cut off Samson's hair because he was too strong...and being not really very interested in thi ...more
The middle of the story was slower and felt like it was held together by many love scenes one after the other, with certain character actions and thoughts thrown in just to show the reader "look, I haven't forgotten about this very important point!". One character ...more
Filha de académicos, Eleanor cresceu entre a Europa e os Estados Unidos. Estudou História e Política e neste momento vive com o companheiro em Londres. Dalila, o seu primeiro romance, foi publicado em 2011 e está traduzido em três línguas. Para além deste, Eleanor escreveu Jezebel, ainda não traduzido no nosso país.
Em pequena de todas as histórias do Antigo Testamento a que mais me impressionou e ficou marcada na minha memó ...more
Hemin is about to be married to Samson, young Israelite who people look as their leader. The wedding doesn’t go through and Delilah takes great dislike to Samson when they first meet. When her stepfather offers her as a wife ...more
Meanwhile the Israelites and the Philistines are in a state of constant conflict, with Samson a seemingly unbeatable warrior. The Philistines are desperate to learn the secret behind Samson's power and enrol Delilah as a pawn to bring him down. Driven by misplaced anger, Delilah a ...more
At first I didn't like this book. Delilah was a pain who didn't seem to care about anything but dresses and showing up her step-sister Hemin. When I was reading the last third of the book though the stakes were raised and everything became so much better. It was within those 100+ pages that all the emotions and tension that I was expecting all the wa through came in. Got Jezebel on my shelf and now am definitely going to read it soon.
Last line from Delilah. This contrasted greatly to another Samson and Delilah novel I read recently, The Lion’s Honey. Whereas that focussed on details from Samson’s perspective, this told Delilah’s tale. I didn't care much for Delilah, who was portrayed here as a selfish brat. The rest of the cast wasn't particularly likable or memorable either. However, it was an interesting read, even though the beginning dragged and the end was rushed.