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There could only have been this one narrator for this fantastic tale of a life brought alive.
A being of fire bound to his master. A kind and powerful women made of clay. A wonderful twist and turn in the stories of the supernatural immigrants. This book takes you back and forward in time. Where souls intertwine. The struggle to be and enjoy the simplest things we take for granted. To live and to love.
I'm always trepidacious about fantasy novels, and I don't like most dragony, romanticky stories. So I hesitated over this one, despite the compelling allure of reader George Guidall, and the tempting sale price. I'm SO glad I went through with it. Like all the best, brilliant fantasy and sci-fi, this is a stunning bit of allegory, a magical mirror telling our own story. Using solidly-understood and researched folk mythology from Judaism and Arab traditions, Helene Wecker spins a lovely, frightening, funny and precise story of immigrants, abandoned in a new land; of the importance of community; of personal strength and vendetta, and ultimately, the meaning of being alive.
as soon as it was finished, I hit play and began at the beginning. Fantastic story, characters and insight. Cried, smiled and wanted more! The adventures of Jinni and Golem should be a series!
A beautiful and intricately woven tale that draws you in immediately and keeps you entranced until the last page. The characters are sympathetic and complex, and I found the story and premises unique. I recommend to anyone who enjoys magical realism!