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THE BOOK OF LIGHTS

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Yes, Potok (In The Beginning, The Chosen) is once again following a young Jewish protagonist on a journey that ends, somewhat too perfunctorily, with a reaffirmation of Faith. But this time the doubts along the way are so textured, so centrally disturbing, that this flawed, richly challenging novel (perhaps too challenging for some of Potok's usual audience) offers considerably more to the non ... Read full review

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Review: The Book of Lights

User Review  - Ryan - Goodreads

I decided to read this novel, which is a less familiar text of Chaim Potok, because of the quality of the writing and the themes Potok so delicately explores. I find the way he demonstrates the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Katie - Goodreads

This book, as per the norm, shows why Chaim Potok is a master of his craft. He threads his prose into such incredible tapestries of sight and sound and feeling. His characters deal with religious ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jacob Frank - Goodreads

The author has a knack for creating a subdued, meditative mood, which he maintains throughout the book. Makes one want to read more of his work. Read full review

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User Review  - Alethea Hammer - Goodreads

I really love this author. I've read most of his books. This one struck me more deeply than most. Read full review

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User Review  - Kristına146 - Goodreads

One of the best book Ive ever read. Read full review

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User Review  - Rafael - Goodreads

How guilty can jewish people be? All answers will turn to questions on this great book. Read full review

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User Review  - Linda Marshall - Goodreads

A bit slow at the beginning….In fact, I tried reading it years ago - read about 100 pages - and put it down. This time, I kept going. So much on Korea and the atomic bomb and Japan and Hiroshima, Kabbalah, darkness and light. Very glad I finally read it. Powerful. And sad. Read full review

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User Review  - Connie Harkness - Goodreads

Everything else I've read by him I rated 5 stars, which is what kept me going. This one seemed too draw out to little purpose. Not a bad story, just too to long to get anywhere. Read full review

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User Review  - Boni - Goodreads

I enjoyed it. Esp about the Korean war. Read full review

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All reviews - 46
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