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The Golem and the JinniChava is a golem a and the eBook #10003 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 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 completely transported to another worldI understand why readers often call The Golem and the Jinni fantasy it certainly has the depth epic scope and density of a fantasy novel and yet I'm inclined to call it a combination of historical fiction and magical realism But whatever the genre it's a beautifully written story of finding one's place in a strange world all wrapped up with a fascinating combination of Jewish and Arabian folkloreThe story follows two characters Chava a golem created by dark magics paid for by her master who longed for a wife When her master dies on the Atlantic crossing from Europe to New York Chava must navigate this new world alone hide who she is and figure out both how to live and just exactly what she wants from lifeThe other character is a Jinni called Ahmad He lived in the Syrian desert until he was trapped in a flask by a wizard Over a thousand years later he emerges in New York when a tinsmith releases him from his prison With the tinsmith's help and kindness he too must figure out this new strange world and find a place in itThough from very different backgrounds and cultures these two foreigners' paths are destined to cross United by their shared statuses as outsiders a strange friendship develops and they try to adjust to 19th Century New York City togetherIt's a very whimsical magical book filled with delicious description sometimes uite literally as Chava works in a bakery The plot and writing are dense occasionally becoming overlong in certain parts but not so much that I minded It has a truly magical opening that draws you in as well as two interesting main characters which than makes up for the slight drag of some chaptersSometimes it is just so fascinating to be these two outsiders looking in at humanity It is at its most basic level a tale of immigrants adjusting to a new land but we also have the additional factor of it being two supernatural beings adjusting to humanity uestions are raised about the human need for religion free will vs slavery and why humans will sacrifice so much for sexual desireIt is simultaneously a look at 19th century American culture through the eyes of foreign immigrants and a look at humanity through the eyes of foreign beings Both clever and magicalBlog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | Pinterest

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Download The Golem and the Jinni Mobi ↠ 486 pages Î Helene wecker » ➻ [Reading] ➽ The Golem and the Jinni By Helene Wecker ➰ – Chava is a golem a creature made of clay brought to life by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic createdYork harbor in Ahmad is a jinni a being of The Golem MOBI #233 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 co 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 19th20th century New York and have to find their feet in the appropriate diaspora ie Jewish and Syrian The two cultures as realised within New York at a time when Lady Liberty's arms really were wide open to immigrants are expertly and accurately drawn as far as I can tell and I enjoyed reading about themThe words that spring to mind when I think of the book are charming and intriguingThere's no real conflict for most of the book and no real danger We are just concerned about the golem and the jinni settling in successfully into their new lives but it's a fun read and they are engaging charactersHowever a slow burn backstory does develop through the reveal of the jinni's backstory and the continuing machinations of the golem's creatorWhen eventually these two threads come together there's a sudden flush of excitement and danger and I was left looking at the rapidly thinning bundle of remaining pages and wondering how everything could be resolved so uicklyThe ending was clever and exciting but somehow I was moved by the build up and felt slightly underwhelmed by the end Although it was good I did wonder view spoiler why Sophia's lingering illness which seems to be the result of carrying and miscarrying the jinni's baby was left unresolved hide spoiler

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Nnection 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 Golem and the PDFEPUB #10003 fable into a wondrously inventive and unforgettable ta Sorry it took me so long to write a review for this one but the past weeks have been hectic and not so fun I still have little time but if I don’t write a few words now I’ll never do it I added The Golem and The Jinni to my TBR in March 2014 yes than 6 years ago This year I am planning to tackle all books added in February and March 2014 and this is one of them Until now I’ve been very pleasantly surprised by the books that I’ve read from that selection and this one is no exception The PlotChava is a Golem created by a practitioner of dark magic to serve as a wife for a rich merchant During the sea voyage towards New York the “husband” dies and the Golem finds herself alone and lost in the big city During an incident that could have caused a disaster her nature is recognized by a rabbi who protects and becomes her mentor and guide Due to her nature Chava can read people’s desires and fears and also possesses great strength that can become destructive Doubting whether he should save or destroy her the Rabbi deepens the study on Golems while helping her to blend in Ahmad is a Jinni born on the location of present day Syria than one thousand years ago Arbeely a tinsmith is brought an old copper flask to repair one that has been in the client’s family for generations While he polishes an inscription he accidentally releases the Jinni who has no recollection of how he got entrapped in the small object Ahmad is sheltered by the tinsmith and when the creature of fire proves to be extremely talented with metal manipulation he also becomes an apprentice in the Tin shop Both creatures are faced with a series of challenges they find living among humans very difficult and they are always at risk for their secret to be revealed One day they accidentally meet and immediately understand that they are different beings but united in their uniueness CharactersWriting and other aspectsSince I listened to this book I spent around a month together with the characters so I got to know them uite well and warm up to them I thought Ahmad and Chava were well rounded their strength and weaknesses were balanced I was sorry for them I cheered when they were happy and got angry when they did something stupid and hurt someone The supporting characters were also interesting and diverse The book was a bit too long there were some parts that could have been cut but in the same time my relationship with the characters would have been shallower The writing was beautiful perfect for storytelling I loved how the authors wrote the setting the sense of place and time felt vibrant and real even when we were in New York of 1899 or transported in the desert many years in the past There is magic action mystery and glimpses in the life of immigrants relatable to anyone that left their home The AudiobookI believe this book is perfect for narration and George Guidall did a perfect job He is a very talented narrator and I enjoyed my time spend with him and the beautiful story created by Helene Wecker He managed to move seamlessly from a female voice to a male one and the pacing was just right