The Book of Abraham

by Marek Halter

Book, 1986



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New York, NY : H. Holt, c1986.


Chronicling nearly two thousand years of history, this panoramic saga follows the destiny of Abraham, a Jewish scribe, and his descendants from the burning of Jerusalem under the Romans to the 1943 battle of the Warsaw ghetto.

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LibraryThing member rgberg2
Perhaps it got better. I only read about half before getting totally bored and returning it. I borrowed it from the library thinking it would be a rich historical novel, but instead it seemed like an episodic, repetitive, shallow series of stories. Very disappointing.
LibraryThing member KatKealy
I really enjoyed his other books, but just couldn't get into this one. Not a big fan of the way it was written.
LibraryThing member memccauley6
I usually love to spend a rainy weekend with a fat, juicy historical novel, but I just couldn't "get into" this book. My attention kept wandering and I found myself reading the same sentence over and over again. I think part of it was the profusion of names and place names to try to remember.
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Needless to say, I did not finish it.
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