ImageThe Golem and the Jinni is Helene Wecker’s first novel and what a story it is!  The book itself is unique and beautiful with black-edged pages providing a hint of something out of the ordinary awaiting inside.

This is the story of a golem/woman made of clay and a jinni who find themselves living and roaming the streets of NYC in the early twentieth century.  These mythical creatures lives become intertwined and the story is truly amazing.  I just couldn’t put it down until I’d read all 484 pages of it!

The Golem and the Jinni is beautifully written and the history well researched.  In a small way, it reminded me of Arabian Nights mingled with a touch of Rumpelstiltskin.  Excellent!

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Professional Writing Consultant, Graduate of DePaul University School for New Learning 2008
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2 Responses to Magic

  1. Margie says:

    Our opinion of this book is very different. BOR-ING. I can’t justify spending more time on this one. Stuck with it for over 160 pages, or roughly a third the way through. Could I have finished it? Yeah. But why, when there are so many other books on my list waiting for me?!! You, my friend, are in the majority: It is being very highly rated by most readers and was recommended in O Magazine this month. It’s just not for me… too bad, since the author was raised here in town and is coming to speak at our library in July!

    • dianeledet says:

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts Margie! I wish you had liked the book and agree, there is no point in reading a book you aren’t enjoying. Better luck next time!

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