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by Neil Gordon

eBook Sacrifice of Isaac epub
  • ISBN: 0553576356
  • Author: Neil Gordon
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bantam; Reprint edition (December 1, 1996)
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • ePUB size: 1396 kb
  • FB2 size 1648 kb
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Neil Gordon is the author of four novels: Sacrifice of Isaac, The Gun Runner's Daughter, The Company You Keep, and, forthcoming, You're a Big Girl Now. He holds a P.

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Neil Gordon's "Sacrifice of Isaac" is a compelling story which had me bound to the text until I finished i.

Sacrifice of Isaac immediately vaults Neil Gordon into the company of John Le Carré and Graham Greene. Sacrifice of Isaac is deft, finely written and put together with a rare assurance and maturity. Books by Neil Gordon.

Sacrifice of Isaac book. Amazing book ! Le Carré and Highsmith mixed into one package plus Neil Gordon's unbelievable ability to capture times and characters. This book takes patience. Lots of puzzle pieces are layered out slowly and via the inner thoughts of the main characters.

For twenty-six-year-old Luke Benami, life has always been a study in absolutes: black and white, good and evil, truth and lies. A father hailed as a national hero

For twenty-six-year-old Luke Benami, life has always been a study in absolutes: black and white, good and evil, truth and lies. Gordon has mixed the history of art, Europe and Zionism to craft an excellent mystery thriller. While the pace is deliberate, the time Gordon spends explaining details of paintings, Nazi bureaucracy, the founding of Israel, and the cities of Paris and Florence is well spent, as the conclusion requires these details on physical and philosophical levels. Details make for complicated decisions. Right or wrong is simple.

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0 5 Author: Neil Gordon Narrator: Cynthia Nixon, Tony Shaloub. Read and listen to as many books as you like! Download books offline, listen to several books simultaneously, switch to kids mode, or try out a book that you never thought you would. a stunning debut thriller. Luke Benami thought his father Yossef was the great man the world said he was: professor, general, Israeli national hero. Luke also thought his brother Danni was the prodigal his family said he was: army deserter, political exile, criminal. Discover the best book experience you'd ever have.

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Sacrifice of Isaac immediately vaults Neil Gordon into the company of John le Carr and Graham Greene

Sacrifice of Isaac immediately vaults Neil Gordon into the company of John le Carr and Graham Greene. One is completely held by the deepening mystery and the counterposing themes of love and betrayal, filial duty and patriotic fervor, moral certainty and loss of faith. -The Washington Post Book World.

For twenty-six-year-old Luke Benami, life has always been a study in absolutes: black and white, good and evil, truth and lies. A father hailed as a national hero, a pioneer in the birth of Israel. A brother scorned as an army deserter, a criminal on the run. But his father's sudden death will change everything Luke has ever known or believed...about his father, his history, his homeland.Searching for his estranged brother, Luke finds only Danni's lover in Paris and his business partner in Florence, both claiming to know nothing of his whereabouts. Danni has undertaken his own quest, into the heart of a dark secret that has long haunted the family. It will become Luke's quest too, taking them both into a dangerous world of moral ambiguity, desperate choices, and profound betrayal.Spellbinding and provocative, Sacrifice of Isaac is the stunning debut of a remarkable talent.
Comments: (7)
fire dancer
Maybe his best novel.
Jode
Neil Gordon's "Sacrifice of Isaac" is a compelling story which had me bound to the text until I finished it. In fact I had taken Gordon's novel along with me on the train to read while traveling to the Indiana Dunes from Chicago and once there found myself sitting on my grandmother's headstone in the Furnessville Cemetery inorder to finish reading a riveting chapter. A suspenseful narration that on occassion might make a reader stop to think about the world as we too often see it or have been taught how to preceive our own cultural environments juxtaposed to so many others.
The book discussion group of Temple Israel in Miller Beach (Gary, Indiana) also chose Gordon's first novel as their summer reading selection, and I've sent copies of "The Sacrifice of Isaac" now available in paperback to friends, and they have all become fans of Neil Gordon's writing too.
Xirmiu
I'm not alone as an American observer of what has been happening in Israel the last three years in feeling uncomfortable with the treatment of Palestinians by Israelis. I hadn't fully appreciated when I opened this book, how directly the author would address this issue as he tells the story of two disaffected sons and their relationship with a father who played a role in the founding of Israel. The discomfort of the sons with how the dream of Israel had turned into something less than noble, matches my own. Since so much of the novel explores the interior world of those who contribute to the unfolding of the story, one ultimately of betrayal, this book demands a certain care on the part of the reader both for the characters and for the larger issues being discussed. Personally, I was mesmerized by the story and the conflicted morality represented. Mr. Gordon weaves together the voices of the characters with grace, even as he richly evokes the circumstances in which they find themselves. The light, the rain, the shadows, the smells came alive for me as I dropped into the world he creates. This is fine writing that draws one into the mystery of what happened and why.
As a footnote, I'll observe that it seems unhelpful to have reviews of different media lumped together. Comparing the experience of listening to an audio version of a book with the experience of turning the pages is, in my estimation impossible. That one review dislikes the inflection of a voice rendering dialogue means absolutely nothing in assessing the quality of this book.
Sinredeemer
I found the book confusing. I listened to the audiotape, so probably some points went by that I missed.

How come all of sudden Dove becomes the one that looked so much like Danni and Luke that he could be mistaken for them?

What would Hostermann's (sp?)motive be for helping provide "cannon fodder" for the Zionists? I know he got the Newman (SP?)house, but he could have gotten that anyway, as a Nazi officer.

Why was Danni following his father's footsteps throughout Europe?

Why did it matter where Benami started from in Greece?

How did the evil Chevegian (sp?) turn into the good guy?

If anyone wants to answer these questions, and wants the audiobook, I'll send it to them for the postage.
Arlana
RE: AUDIO CASSETTE VERSION. I don't demand Clancy action from a "LeCarre thriller" but this novel is peopled with soul-less characters waiting...and waiting.... Each seems to have been allocated one bold action then, having exhausted the quota, spends the remainer of the story speaking in trailing-off sentences. After slogging through all this slow motion until you want to slap them silly, the sins-of-the-fathers dark secret payoff has long since lost any impact. The two readers of the audio version only add to the tedium with the female contributing an unconvincing German accent.
Yananoc
Gordon has mixed the history of art, Europe and Zionism to craft an excellent mystery thriller. While the pace is deliberate, the time Gordon spends explaining details of paintings, Nazi bureaucracy, the founding of Israel, and the cities of Paris and Florence is well spent, as the conclusion requires these details on physical and philosophical levels.

Details make for complicated decisions. Right or wrong is simple. Life is complicated.

On a side note, Gordon often quotes dialogue in French, Italian, Yiddish and Hebrew, but you do not need these languages to read the book as the dialogue's content becomes quickly appararent usually on the same page.
FreandlyMan
This book is much more than a mystery-thriller, even though it satisfies completely on that level. Gordon uses the thriller form to probe the history of modern Isreal and the political and personal choices that have been made by the Jewish people since World War II. While the Characters are fictional, the historical issues are real, and Gordon's insights and ability to explore both sides of a political situation are superb. His use of classic elements of the suspense genre is a brilliant method for probing the larger historical drama. His extended metaphor from the title, which is set in a religious and art history context, is very powerful. This is one of the few times I have made a point to remember a first author's name, so that I would be aware if he wrote another book. I look forward to reading Gordon's second book, which has just been released (September 1998).
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