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Book review: Muck by Dror Burstein

January 24, 2019


“… readers will enjoy this funny, imaginative, and handsomely crafted novel first and foremost as a memorable work of literature, and as such it deserves to reach a wide audience.” — From my review of Muck by Dror Burstein in New York Journal of Books

Jewish books: Stephanie Feldman’s The Angel of Losses is an auspicious debut

August 5, 2014


“Stephanie Feldman’s debut novel The Angel of Losses, which was published last week by New York-based HarperCollins imprint Ecco Press, is a welcome addition to the Jewish fantasy fiction genre.” — In my New York Journal of Books review of the novel I write, “The Angel of Losses is recommended to nerdy (in the best […]

davidfcooper: Book Review: The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker | New York Journal of Books

April 23, 2013


My review of The Golem and the Jinni | New York Journal of Books. Also see additional remarks in my article. Helene Wecker, author of The Golem and the Jinni

NY Jewish books: The Flame Alphabet by Ben Marcus

January 17, 2012


A language epidemic erupts among Jewish families; children’s speech makes their parents deathly ill. Soon it spreads to the rest of the population. This dark fantasy is the premise of Jewish New Yorker Ben Marcus‘s new novel, The Flame Alphabet published today by Knopf. In my New York Journal of Books review I write, New […]