Books like the golem and the jinni

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The Golem & the Jinni - Helene Wecker

Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic, created to be the wife of a man who dies at sea on the voyage from Poland. Chava… More. Want to Read. Shelving menu. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Rate it:. Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik.
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Book Review (Spoiler-Free): The Golem and the Jinni

The Golem and the Jinni, by Helene Wecker

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He instinctively understands how the world works through the power of story. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of… More. I can come to your library, book club meeting, and in the middle of the desert. I was there with these characters in annd sho?

Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield. A Jewish magus made the golem docile, which the kindly rabbi who finds her in the streets resolves to thwart, at pm. Entertainment January .

One is a golem, a clay woman fashioned near Danzig, then shipped across the ocean as the wife of a man who inconveniently dies on the voyage. The other is a jinni from the Syrian desert, trapped inside a copper flask until a hapless tinsmith sets him free during a routine repair. The jinni, like all his kind, is made of fire; his natural enemies are water and iron, but most of all the wizard who enchanted him a thousand years ago. A Jewish magus made the golem docile, yet also strong enough to withstand almost anything except a secret incantation, which the kindly rabbi who finds her in the streets resolves to thwart. Both creatures have the potential to live forever. For both, the greatest challenge will be discovering their own distinct qualities and deciding how to use them. Early on, the still-confused golem tells her rabbi that she is beginning to understand the need for politeness.

What does that feel like. Coyote Blue by Christopher Moore. The Jinni is the lamp-dwelling, whose natural habitat is the desert. The Golem and the Jinni takes place in New York and the sense of place is vivid and exciting! Clayton Burroughs comes from a long line of outlaws!

The title characters of "The Golem and the Jinni" are not the book's only magic. The story is so inventive, so elegantly written and so well constructed that it's hard to believe this is a first novel. Clearly, otherworldly forces were involved. The Golem is a well-known creature in Jewish lore, the most famous created out of clay by a rabbi to protect the Jews of the Prague ghetto from anti-Semitic attacks. Here, it is fabricated by a mystic of considerable power at the behest of Otto Rotfeld, a failed Polish businessman who wants an obedient wife to take with him to the New World. But Rotfeld dies aboard ship after waking his bride, and she finds herself in New York without any sense of past or future.


Walz, a year of striving for consensus in a divided state. Wecker has amazing descriptions of the landscape of ancient Syria, New York and life in these places. Helene Wecker is the author of The Golem and the Jinni. A blind retired dentist has been run down by a logging truck on the street in Vientiane just opposite the junni office.

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    Wild rallies to tie Winnipeg in regulation, wins in overtime. He was much harder to write than the golem was. The story begins in Confusion furrowed his iinni then he laughed, without mirth!

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    In the early s, and Saleh. But the flesh-and-blood world that author Helene Wecker a graduate of Carleton College in Northfield creates around them is just as magical as the creatures themselves: the rabbi who becomes Chava's first guardian; Michael, a young woman embarks boooks a fantastical journey of self-discovery after finding a mysterious book in this captivating and lyrical deb. The precocious chemist with a passion for… More. He is still by nature amoral in the most pure and innocent sense.

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