martes, 29 de octubre de 2013

The Jerusalem Diamond (Review)

The Jerusalem Diamond (ElDiamante de Jerusalén) by Noah Gordon
Reviewed by Alex Canton-Dutari
Noah Gordon is an expert at describing Jewish life, be it during the times of the Crusades and at present.
In this novel, which almost reads like a detective story with frequent turns back to the AD era, the mysteries of diamond cutting, selling and its relation to Jewish craft artists and merchants is brought into the open. Throw in a bit of archaeology in Israel and you encounter an interesting story. Though this is not the best of his books -- my humble opinion.
Historical fiction is the author’s stronghold.

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