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The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon
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Nov 08, 11

bookshelves: mystery, judaism-and-jewish-issues, novels

One of my husband's favorite stories is how, when we went to the movie theater to see Ratatouille, I reacted when we saw the trailer for Wall-E. I love robots, dancing, adventure, silent movies, and musicals, so Wall-E pushed all my buttons. When he tells this story, my husband always try to imitate the expression on my face--rapture.

I had the same sense of anticipation to read this book that I felt when I saw the Wall-E preview. I even went and bought the book hardcover--a big deal on a graduate student's salary. The idea of a noir detective novel set in a fictional Jewish community in Alaska (the Jews were saved! they wear polar bear pajamas!) with its own foods and slang is perfect. And the book is so very close to being perfect. It just isn't quite there.
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