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The World to Come
The World to Come
Author: Dara Horn
A million-dollar painting by Marc Chagall is stolen from a museum. The unlikely thief is Benjamin Ziskind, a thirty-year-old quiz-show writer. As Benjamin and his twin sister try to evade the police, they find themselves recalling their dead parents -- the father who lost a leg in Vietnam, the mother who created children's books -- and their...  more
ISBN-13: 9780393329063
ISBN-10: 0393329062
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 320
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Dara Horn is a great writer, and I loved much of this book. Unfortunately, the final chapter simply didn't work for me and seemed rather tacked onto the book, which is why I gave it three stars only. Someone else may be mesmerized by the ending, though.

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A mystical, imaginative, magical book! I enjoy reading a book that both entertains and teaches. This did both.
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This work of fiction dabbles in jewish & russian history of the 1940-60. It weaves many strands of stories of related family members in a creative way, but needs close reading to keep them straight. A central event is the theft of a Chagall painting and how that art work is part of the history of this family. Author uses language very resourcefully.
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I really enjoyed this book. It has interesting historical context and lots of unique ideas about our world and "the world to come."