Book Reviews of The World to Come

The World to Come
The World to Come
Author: Dara Horn
ISBN-13: 9780393329063
ISBN-10: 0393329062
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
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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Helpful Score: 2
Starts out very slow. But turned out to be a really good book. I liked it a lot.
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Helpful Score: 1
A mystical, imaginative, magical book! I enjoy reading a book that both entertains and teaches. This did both.
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I liked this book, but not as much as I liked the other book by her that I read. It was unusual that's for sure.
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This is a gorgeous multi-layered book. It spans decades of seemingly unrelated stories, and yet somehow there are little puzzle pieces that fit together. Spiritual and uplifting.
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A mystery about the theft of a Chagall painting. Shows a lot of research. Well written.
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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."