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The Mascot by Mark Kurzem
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Aug 24, 2008

it was ok

The story itself was very interesting, but the "voice" of the book just didn't feel authentic. It was written from the perspective of the author having conversations with his father about his (the father's) past, and it felt a bit too forced for my taste. Not that his story isn't believable, but for me the way the story was presented lacked something for me.

There was also a bit of "cloak and dagger" stuff that never really was explained, which took away from the main story too much. All in all, it was a good (and different) Holocaust survival book, but just not a great one.
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Heinrich I do not understand your comment that the author did not sound authentic.
The "cloak and dagger" was an eye-opener which revealed how Zionists today and Latvians for their own reason, did not want this story told.

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