Group Read, September 2020: The Magician of Lublin

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Group Read, September 2020: The Magician of Lublin

1puckers
Set 1, 2020, 4:44pm

Our September group read is The Magician of Lublin by Isaac Bashevis Singer. Please join in the read and post any comments you have on this thread.

2DeltaQueen50
Set 2, 2020, 6:50pm

I have my copy ready but probably won't be starting it until later in the month as I am participating in a group read of The Magic Mountain over at the Category Challenge.

3annamorphic
Set 5, 2020, 1:21pm

I'll be starting this one next week, and am really looking forward to it!

4soffitta1
Set 12, 2020, 11:12am

Just cracked mine open

5annamorphic
Set 14, 2020, 12:23am

A glimpse into a lost world. Interesting mix of humor and seriousness. Enjoying this one.

6annamorphic
Set 16, 2020, 10:08pm

This book gets a lot darker in the second half! Goodness. Is anybody else reading?

7DeltaQueen50
Set 17, 2020, 12:34pm

I have started an audio version as read by Larry Keith. I am still in the early parts and so far enjoying learning about Yasha and his many infidelities.

8soffitta1
Set 19, 2020, 5:34am

>6 annamorphic: It did - I have just finished it, having read it in two parts. Second half was a lot deeper.

Overall a good read, a completely different book from others I have read on the list.

9DeltaQueen50
Set 19, 2020, 3:27pm

I have completed listening to the book and found it a very engaging morality tale. I thought the narrator, Larry Keith, did an excellent job with the material.

10soffitta1
Set 20, 2020, 2:01am

I imagine it would be great as an audiobook - it feels like a tale, rather than a novel in some ways.

11ELiz_M
Out 4, 2020, 1:01pm

I loved the first section, but must not having been paying enough attention to Yasha's religious questioning, because the epilogue doesn't seem to fit the character (except in its excess!).