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Enfold Me

4.11  ·  Rating Details ·  18 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews

"Brutal…imaginative…the book’s conclusion will startle..." — San Diego Jewish World

"...truly well written...paints the beautiful country’s destruction in heartbreaking detail..." — Jewneric


Fear. It remains a constant focus of life in the Middle East. What we have, what we could lose, what others might or did take away from us.

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Paperback, 1st, 292 pages
Published June 5th 2012 by Steven Greenberg
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Oct 09, 2013 Dave rated it it was amazing
This was my first read of a post-apocalyptic Israel novel, and it was very good. The premise is that Israel has experienced a very sudden and total collapse. The author takes us on a tour of two successor states: one controlled by Iran, and one by Egypt. Of course both enclaves are very anti-semitic, but with a significant difference. The portion dominated by Iran is reminiscent of Germany in the months following Kristallnacht, except a little more brutal. The Jews in Egypt's Portion are treated ...more
Jun 24, 2012 Susan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
I just keep thinking Wow.

For readers wondering why the rest of the world might be willing to intervene in the Mideast, this could be an eye opener. For those already aware of the stakes, Enfold Me - A Novel of Post-Israel by Steven Greenberg, opens our eyes to more grim possibilities.

The characters are believably intense, the scene set with a gritty realism born of an Iranian-defeated and controlled, post-Israeli state of "North Liberated Palestine." Well written, by a knowledgeable author bor
Jun 30, 2012 Foxglove rated it it was amazing
When I was six years old, my blasted older brother told me the story of Dracula and introduced me into a new emotion, sheer terror. I recall that same sinking feeling in my stomach now as I finish Enfold Me by Steven Greenberg. Because while the Count was unlikely to crawl into my room and suck my blood, the horror in this book was only a few short events away from being possible. A world where Israel had lost the war and had become Liberated Palestine. As a proud Zionist, I was haunted by this ...more
Jul 11, 2012 Fran rated it it was amazing
Enfold Me
Steven Greenberg

Fear weighs heavily within the hearts of many. A nation plagued from birth with attacks, hate, blood-strewn bodies, violence and the hope that one day the world would accept its existence. Close your eyes and visualize the beautiful streets, landscapes, magnificent buildings, hotels, tourists and the bright sunshine that was Israel. The banks, the gardens and the water supply that once supplies the people enjoying the basic necessities of life each day not knowing that t
Jul 01, 2012 Rebecca rated it really liked it
One of the most thoughtful and disturbing books I have ever read. A riveting novel that takes a hard look at the political, social and economic realities in Israel and asks -- what if the unthinkable happens? What would the Middle East look like if (when?) Israel is obliterated? Seen through the ideas of a survivor and key operative in the Israeli resistance, this riveting tale of survival, suspense, and counter-espionage will keep you on edge. The plot is impeccably researched, weaves and twist ...more
Jessica Bronder
Jul 11, 2014 Jessica Bronder rated it it was amazing
Israel is gone. An earthquake followed by a military take over has completely destroyed it. Now, Jews and Christians are shunned, ridiculed, abused, and killed. They are not allowed to have necessities like electricity and running water, they cannot travel on foot, and they must wear arm bands like the Jews in Nazi Germany. The story takes place around Daniel. He is barely surviving on a garden that he started before the fall and sneaks using the electricity he has from his solar panels.

Michelle Lawrence
Dec 20, 2012 Michelle Lawrence rated it liked it
There is a lot to like here, and the author is the son of good friends (so read my review with that information in mind). We were fortunate enough to have him speak at our book club meeting in August and share some really interesting insights into his writing process and how he interpreted various elements in his novel.

Steven has a wordy descriptive style that takes some time to warm up to. This novel is also very dark and very violent. The complete lack of anything approaching a fully-formed wo
Jul 29, 2012 Jen rated it liked it
Post-Israel's reality under Arab rule grabbed my attention right away when I picked up this free Kindle read. Written by an American Jew who now lives in Israel, I figured this book would be enlightening. While I did learn a lot, there was always something off-kilter in the story which is cleared up in the (at times excessively gruesome) end. Part of me wonders if this isn't a self-published book that wouldn't have made the cut with a publisher.
David Flapan
Dec 07, 2012 David Flapan rated it really liked it
Recommended to David by: My Temple
Excellent, intense story of a regular American guy who moved to Israel, then was a victim of circumstance as the country fell to other Mideast countries in a war. The book tells the tale after the Fall, as the American, Daniel, tries to leave.

Written by a native Ft. Wayner, who now lives in Tell Aviv, this is written with insider's knowledge of several topics, including geography, politics, history, and biology.

Melissa Sargent
Aug 16, 2012 Melissa Sargent rated it liked it
It was a serious book. One that makes you think and evaluate. That being said, I felt disjoined from the main character and was not able to get the full depth of feeling the writer was trying to convey. This review was given in exchange for a copy of the book provided by Goodreads and the author.
Jul 17, 2012 Mahz marked it as to-read
can't wait to read this :D
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I am a professional writer and an Israeli. I am also a full-time cook, cleaner, chauffeur, and work-at-home Dad for three amazing young children, and the lucky husband of a loving and very supportive wife.

Born in Texas and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, I emigrated to Israel only months before the first Gulf War, following my graduation from Indiana University in 1990. In 1996, I was drafted into
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