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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  39 ratings  ·  11 reviews
On the shores of Israel’s Sea of Galilee lies the city of Tiberias, a place bursting with sexuality and longing for love. The air is saturated with smells of cooking and passion. Seven-year-old Shlomi, who develops a remarkable culinary talent, has fallen for Ella, the strange girl next door with suicidal tendencies; his little brother Hilik obsessively collects words in a ...more
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Published 2011 by Keter
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Shemi is a great script writer and a movie maker. He should stick to it. Some Day is good, interesting but in a way tiring.. . Too many repetitions , too many stories , too little developing the characters.
Brenda Ayala
This book took me almost a month to read because it was painful. It is a story about two families making very poor decisions that inflict emotional and sometimes physical pain on others. And it's all supposed to be poetic because their lives are repetitive and that makes them a poem.

I'll give you the story. And then you can decide what I should have taken from it, or learned or whatever.

Schlomi and Hilik are the sons of Ruchama and Robert. Robert and Ruchama had sex after knowing each other for
Rachel C.
Note: Received in Goodreads First Reads giveaway

The story of Some Day was very moving in an uplifting yet depressing way. This is one of those books that after reading it, you know you like it, but you just can't quite fathom why. The characters were rich and human. The use of motif was entertaining and kept you reading. The disjointed nature of the story line was simultaneously intriguing and yet slightly annoying (in a good the way where you ask yourself "why am I still reading???").
Kitap hakkında söyleyecek fazla cümlem yok. Ve benim bir kitap hakkında az konuşma ihtimalim genelde binde bir. Ama oluyor işte bazen. Çok etkilemedi, kendine bağlamadı, meraklandırmadı, yazarın çok iyi iş çıkardığını söyleyemem. Yine de güzel yönleri de yok değildi. "Meh" diyorum sadece. Çok arada kaldım.
William Mastiff
I've read a lot of Israeli literature and this is a breath of fresh air. The story is grounded in the reality of everyday Israeli life, full of the things that make our days complete: cooking, teasing, love, sex, longing, boredom, striving, business plans and business failures. Zarhin is not afraid to dream big with the characters in the book, and there's a veneer of mystery wrapped delicately around the story that keeps you always curious, always wanting to read a few more pages. This is a beau ...more
Caroline Igra
Very compelling story about life in Tiberius over the course of a few decades. I really enjoyed this book although the translation of the Hebrew (I read it in English) was extremely rough to the point of stilted. Despite this the characters are described quite lovingly by the author and the book is a very good read.
Received as part of the Goodreads giveaway.

"Some Day" is a simple story of an anything but simple family in Israel. Vignettes of everyday life weave in and out of one another, as if in a daydream. The use of repetition is often awkward and/or clunky, but I found it easy to look past as I floated through the novel. "Some Day" started with 3/3.5 stars, but deserved to be rounded-up--it has stuck with me for several days.
Nancy Miles
Fascinating story of an unusual family with two precocious boys living in Tiberias, Israel during the 60's and 70's. The same incidents are reported by different characters so that you get a multitude of viewpoints.
Some Day is so complex and so filled with dazzling achievements, that enumerating its strengths would take far too long....

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I really enjoyed this one. Simple and easy language and an engaging story.
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