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The Jewish War by Tova Reich
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Mar 05, 2011

really liked it

Tova Reich writes books that seem like they are cooked up at a frenetic pace, and I tend to swallow them down fast, intrigued with the wit and the incredible characterizations. It is a problem that there are often not a wealth of characters that one likes, but there are many who are interesting. As Shelly was removed from a rooftop in Yamit,in an iron cage attached to a helicopter, Reich writes, "Shelly sighed. "At last," she said, summoning up, in this wilderness, her Ivy League education, "a room of one's own." Then she noticed Carmela, howling at her side. "Well, almost," she amended, "almost, but not quite. Still it's probably the best I can expect under the circumstances."

I loved the line. The book was worth reading for this line. As with Tova Reich's other books, the ending is often problematic as the book proceeds so far along into extremity that the reader can't always keep up with the ability to believe.
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