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The world depends on 36 anonymous righteous people, according to legend. But what if they were being murdered one by one? Could a detective and a computer programmer save them?
Hardcover, 259 pages
Published March 30th 2012 by Livingston Press (AL)
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Oct 07, 2012 rated it liked it
Holly Ann
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
36 is based on the fascinating premise in Jewish mysticism that 36 righteous people justify the continued existence of the world. Martin sets out to ask the question of what would happen if the 36 were to be murdered. Or at least that's what I thought he was exploring.

As I got further into the book, I realized it was more a commentary on the human condition. Our capacity for love and good, fear and evil. The characters Lonnrot and Nahum start out on the same path, following Lonnrot's quest to fi
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Martin
Jan 09, 2012 rated it did not like it
Comments based on advanced review copy. This book had the making of an interesting story; Jewish mysticism combined with a dystopian world post WWIII/clash of Islamic culture with western culture/ nuclear war. The author and editor, or perhaps lack of editor could not pull the story off. There was a lack of focus, and a failure to exploit the concept of Jewish mysticism related to the title. I was hoping for a conceptual follow-up to Chabon’s Yiddish Policeman’s Union, and instead feel that I re ...more
Mari
Apr 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Thought-provoking read that makes you appreciate "the righteous" who live quietly among us.
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“A righteous man does not conceive of himself as righteous; he is "only doing what anyone else would do," except, of course, that no one else does it.” 5 likes
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