The Golem and the Jinni by Helen Wecker
What’s it about?
The story is set in 1899 in New York City and revolves around the relationship between two mythical creatures. It is a mix of fantasy and historical fiction.
What did it make me think about?
I found the fantasy aspect really interesting. To combine the mystical characters and the city of New York in 1899 was quite a leap. What an imagination the author has!
Should I read it?
Lots of people I know loved this book. I enjoyed it but I found myself wishing I were finished so I could start a new book. Could have been my mood….
What do you think- was it just my mood?
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3 to 4- I found some aspect of this book redeeming but would not recommend it.
5 to 6- I really enjoyed something about this book (characters, plot, meaning etc.) but it was uneven. Some aspects were stronger than others.
7 to 8- It was a good book. I liked lots of aspects of this book. I would recommend it.
9 to 10- I was sorry to turn the last page. I highly recommend this book!