17 nov 2004
‘Sinai Tapestry’ by Edward Whittemore.
Uit nieuwsgroepen geplukt:
“Is there anyone else out there that thinks Sinai Tapestry and Jerusalem Poker by Edward Whittemore are two of the most wonderful books ever written, and doesn’t understand why they never became more popular?”
“I’ll go along with that. These two books are fabulous, in the both more common and the more precise meanings of that word. I’ve been periodically looking for the fourth book, but they were never very easy to find. Whittemore uses a cast of fantastic characters to examine the roots of the modern Middle East, including a gigantic English biologist who “goes native”, an escaped Irish terrorist posing as a veteran of the Crimean War, a Japanese rabbi, and a poor schmuck who’s spent the past several millenia futilely trying to protect Jerusalem from various invaders. I can think of few more entertaining novels that were as well written or thought provoking.”
“Edward Whittemore is most definitely one of, if not THE, greatest storytellers of this century. Get this book.”
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