[Reading] ➶ The Golem and the Jinni By Helene Wecker – Rvtrek.info

The Golem and the Jinni 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 Is Unmoored And Adrift As The Ship Arrives In New York Harbor In Ahmad Is A Jinni, A Being Of Fire Born In The Ancient Syrian Desert, Trapped In An Old Copper Flask, And Released In New York City, Though Still Not Entirely Free Ahmad And Chava Become Unlikely Friends And Soul Mates With A Mystical Connection Marvelous And Compulsively Readable, Helene Wecker S Debut Novel The Golem And The Jinni Weaves Strands Of Yiddish And Middle Eastern Literature, Historical Fiction And Magical Fable, Into A Wondrously Inventive And Unforgettable Tale


10 thoughts on “The Golem and the Jinni

  1. says:

    I am trying something a little different here I found The Golem and the Jinni to be a fun, magical fairy tale of a romance with a fair bit of excitement to it But it is pretty clear that this is also a serious, literary work, raising meaningful philosophical questions, while using the folklore of two different cultures to inform the immigrant


  2. says:

    All of us are lonely at some point or another, no matter how many people surround us And then, we meet someone who seems to understand She smiles, and for a moment the loneliness disappears. Unsure what to think as I finally took the plunge into this 19th Century New York tale of friendship, different cultures and, of course, magic, I found myself co


  3. says:

    Just this once, I wish I could say The Golem and the Jinni is awesome Trust me and just leave it at that Not only because it is, but also because Helene Wecker s debut novel is a hard book to put into words, full of wonder and meaning, and an experience I don t think any review can fully do justice to Still, even though I ll probably miss things, here goesChava is a


  4. says:

    Oh man, the book was a little long but it was so worth it The pacing was excellent and I really enjoyed the unique story line and the way everything comes together in the end There is nothing better to me than a well executed story line where everything seems to have a purpose and ties into the larger arc of what s happening Also I really enjoyed the way that Chava and Ahmed


  5. says:

    This is one of my favorite books of the year I didn t know a ton about it going in, other than the gorgeous cover, and I m very glad I didn t It is a historical urban fantasy of sorts, about a Golem and a Djinn separately stranded in turn of the century New York city The two character s storylines intertwine beautifully, with themes of identity, religion and friendship weaving in and


  6. says:

    This is a very good book It s a gentle book, concerned with people, spiced by having both of the main point of view characters being supernatural creatures, namely a newly created golem and an ancient jinni Both of these arrive in turn of the 19th 20th century New York and have to find their feet in the appropriate diaspora i.e Jewish and Syrian The two cultures, as realised within New York at


  7. says:

    all of us are lonely at some point or another, no matter how any people surround us and then, we meet someone who seems to understand she smiles, and for a moment the loneliness disappears a woman made of clay and a man made of fire she is steadfast and constant, where he is capricious and free spirited and yet, they both find themselves thrown into a world not of their choosing, bound by pla


  8. says:

    I m really quite amazed at the things this novel does right It s a detailed and grand scaled historical romance as well as being a delightful hop in magical realism, but I couldn t help make direct connections to Jonathan Strange Mr Norrell.But not because many of the ideas are the same They aren t What is the same is the length and the attention to historicism and the depth of the real history and especially t


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    This is the story of a golem and a jinni, how they discover who they are, their strengths, their weaknesses, and how, even though they re composed of completely different elements, they may just be the best friend for each other in a human world where they will never truly belong.As I was reading The Golem and the Jinni, enjoying their adventures and waiting to see how they would discover their origins, I didn t


  10. says:

    This is a truly difficult book to rate, mostly because what faults I can find, I find them in myself as a reader.The premise of the story in perfect, Chava is a golem created to become the wife of a creepy little man who dies soon after he brings her to life So now we have Chava, a masterless golem, a creature of clay, newly arrived in turn of the century New York.Ahmad was trapped in a bottle for over a thousand years by a wiza


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