September 2, 2007

THOUGH UNFORTUNATELY TITLED:

Shiksa appeal: a review of Kalooki Nights by Howard Jacobson (Alex Clark, September 2, 2007, Observer)

[I]t's a moot point whether a funnier, more painful and more bewilderingly suggestive book was published last year - or will be this. Jacobson's achievement is to leave no narrative risk untaken, no taboo overturned and no question of taste or decency unprodded, in the meantime conducting a breathless tour of postwar British Jewry, its contents and discontents. There is no novel by Jacobson not worth reading, but this might be his best. Read it, as they say, and weep. But laugh a lot too.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 2, 2007 8:00 AM
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