Book Review — The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

The Golem and the JinniThe Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a beautiful tale that deserves to be read.

I’ll admit up front that it’s not my usual fare of plots-upon-plots, betrayals, swords, horses, maps, magic, eviscerations, etc.

And yet I loved it.

It’s a work of beauty and you get caught up and transfixed by the story before you even realize it. Helene Wecker gently guides you deeper and deeper into a story ultimately about characters (we’re talking almost on par with Robin Hobb here).

I think that’s what did it most for me. As a lover of stories and tales, our titular heroes tangentially hit many people upon their journey and we get short (yet fascinating and remarkably deep) glimpses into their lives.

Take a chance and read this book. Don’t expect a three-act plot or much action, but instead revel in the atmosphere and enjoy the ride.

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