Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Shalosh Komot (Three Floors) [Hebrew]

By Eshkol Nevo

This book was interesting and a quick read. I felt it was missing in subtext, even though it dealt with some serious issues. It's nice to be fed with a spoon every now and then, but sometimes I'd like to dig in myself. In the end, I did not feel the same exhilaration I felt when I read another of Nevo's books, Neuland. 
[272 pp.]

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This Year in Jerusalem

By Jeffrey F. Barken

A collection of stories, a few set in the US, others in various parts of Israel. Some of the stories are connected. It's interesting to read about Israel from the point of view of an American who had volunteered to work in a Kibbutz. [129 pp.]

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Fantasy & Science Fiction - February 1993

Interesting stories, for the most part. I had a bit of trouble with From Our Point of View We Had Moved to the Left, but the other ones were pretty good. The Grass is Always Greener was particularly fun. And it was very interesting to read about the Internet (in the Science section) as it was viewed back in 1992.
[160 pp.]