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The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
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really liked it

It takes this novel a while to really get going. REALLY takes a while. You start to feel that it's more of a series of vignettes about these characters- the titular, literal golem and jinni, living in New York City at the turn of the 20th century.

Then, at least, the plot coalesces, naturally and tidily and fascinatingly.

An imaginative journey of magical realism, and one I have not seen much like before.
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Reading Progress

January 19, 2014 – Started Reading
January 19, 2014 – Shelved
April 1, 2014 – Finished Reading

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