Saturday, December 26, 2009

Lily La Tigresse [Hebrew]

By Alona Kimhi

A complex tale of an overweight dental hygienist and her friend, and the effect a little tiger cub had on their lives.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Elohim Lo Marshe (God Won't Allow) [Hebrew]

By Chanoch Daum

This book is composed of four letters in which the author is addressing his father, his sector (the religious, settler, "whole Israel" people), God, and his wife. Most of it was complaints and accusations about the society and its expectations from young boys. I found the first 2 letters very whiny and full of redundancies. The following letters seemed a lot less redundant, and possibly a little less whiny. But maybe it was just because I got used to the writing? In the end was quite interesting.

Flash Fiction - 72 Very Short Stories

Edited by James Thomas, Denise Thomas & Tom Hazuka

Most of the stories were less than 2 pages. I liked most of them. Some of them I just didn't get. But that happens with short stories. All in all, it was a nice read. I actually started before I went to Israel, didn't take it with me, and finished it after reading a few books in Hebrew. You can do that with a collection of stories.