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The Chosen by Chaim Potok
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Feb 10, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2012-booklist, classics
Read from February 07 to 10, 2012

A classic in every way. Almost immediately I could sense that I'd be learning a great deal from this novel AND that it would be a book that I'll be able to read over and over again and continue to learn from over and over again.

In fact, I did not recognize one of the books major themes (silence) until I had reached the end of the book. Now that I recognize this as an important theme, I'd like to reread the book.

Relationships is another central theme and the author offers a fascinating contrast between the two father-son relationships that are showcased.

The writing is incredibly poignant and layered. I loved the many parallels that Chaim Potok introduced. And I loved how this book inspires one to become a scholar.

This is the type of book that stops you from immediately jumping into another work of fiction. It needs to marinade a bit in my mind for a while longer. There is MUCH to think about and discuss. The copy that I read was borrowed from the library - I'm going to want to purchase my own copy very soon.


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02/08/2012 page 145
48.0% "Chaim Potok's writing is incredibly poignant.. I'm loving this book so far!!"

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Karen can't wait to read your review....

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