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Just for Fun
'Just for Fun' is an anthology of short stories, some fiction, some faction, some autobiographical, but always interesting. The book is a mix of humour, pathos and a little bathos. The author called the book “Just for Fun’ for two reasons. Firstly because that is the lead story and secondly because writing is fun—lots of fun and hopes that the reader has fun reading the bo ...more
Published February 8th 2015 by Henry Tobias
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This collection of fictional stories and memoir is called 'Just for Fun' and can certainly be read in that way, providing a pleasant experience for readers. But many of these little gems contain important messages about our world, influenced by the author's beginnings in apartheid South Africa. I particularly liked the stories about Moses and Miriam. Possibly, it is no coincidence that these two are biblical siblings.
I enjoyed the homey and warm insights into life in South Africa. The author's descriptions are often penetrating and captivating, providing perspective and entertainment at the same time. Issues such as family and identity are explored from the author's unique vantage, making this book both readable and thought-provoking. I enjoyed every minute.
I was born in London, England, but in 1947 aged 15 months my parents took me to Johannesburg, South Africa, where I was raised. I attended King David Schools, a Jewish day school, from kindergarten to matriculation. I was a member of various Jewish Youth Movements and this instilled in me a strong Zionist belief. I married in 1971 and in 1979, I made aliyah (immigration) to Israel with my wife and ...more