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Tweede Persoon Enkelvoud (2010)

by Sayed Kashua(Favorite Author)
3.93 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: This book grew on me. At the start I found it a bit lacklustre and the characters not realised well enough; the central characters weren’t even named, for example. I only ploughed through it because I’m interested in the Israel-Palestine conflict. However I’m glad I did. By the end I felt like I’d been taken through an elegantly done tale which was very interesting when it comes to the nature of identity, particularly for Arabs in Israel. The resonances between the two male protagonists took me by surprise and it was the last pages that I found the most intriguing. Unique book, if a touch unloveable.
review 2: Having never read anything by Kashua before, I was swept up by his characters and his theme. The Israeli Arab is "the other," the "You" of the ti
... moretle, fitting in with neither Israeli Jews, and no longer with the village Arabs and their outlook. the nameless lawyer, struggling to stay on top as the most successful Arab lawyer in town and Amir, the social worker/artist struggling to find his identity & work are two different aspects of the same character. Powerful. less
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Spectacular. Prose reminds me of Auster's clean, clear style. Plot engaging, suspenseful.
My book group read this and could hardly put it down.
I really love this novel .
Israeli / Arabic Murakami!
rec by Herb Oberlander
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