36

The world depends on anonymous righteous people according to legend But what if they were being murdered one by one Could a detective and a computer programmer save them

  • Title: 36
  • Author: Martin Berman-Gorvine
  • ISBN: 9781604890907
  • Page: 109
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The world depends on 36 anonymous righteous people, according to legend But what if they were being murdered one by one Could a detective and a computer programmer save them

    606 Comment

    • Rachel says:

      Reviewed at the paper: thereportergroup/Artic

    • Holly Ann says:

      36 is based on the fascinating premise in Jewish mysticism that 36 righteous people justify the continued existence of the world. Martin sets out to ask the question of what would happen if the 36 were to be murdered. Or at least that's what I thought he was exploring.As I got further into the book, I realized it was more a commentary on the human condition. Our capacity for love and good, fear and evil. The characters Lonnrot and Nahum start out on the same path, following Lonnrot's quest to fi [...]

    • Martin says:

      Comments based on advanced review copy. This book had the making of an interesting story; Jewish mysticism combined with a dystopian world post WWIII/clash of Islamic culture with western culture/ nuclear war. The author and editor, or perhaps lack of editor could not pull the story off. There was a lack of focus, and a failure to exploit the concept of Jewish mysticism related to the title. I was hoping for a conceptual follow-up to Chabon’s Yiddish Policeman’s Union, and instead feel that [...]

    • Mari says:

      Thought-provoking read that makes you appreciate "the righteous" who live quietly among us.

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