Sunday, February 8, 2015

Making David into Goliath - Joshua Muravchik

Making David into Goliath is about Israel's struggle with public opinion. This book is 296 pages. It seems like 600.

I like a good non-fiction book from time to time. This is not a good non-fiction book. This is a long boring academic work, chock full of quotes and footnotes, by an author with logorrhea. In a book that's less than 300 pages, the footnotes are over 30 pages. It's ironic that at one point the author accuses Edward Said of "creating a miasma of prose." I read the first four chapters diligently and then skimmed the rest. I appreciate and agree with the author's message. It could have been delivered in a much more readable manner. I recommend reading an in-depth review of this novel, from some legitimate news source, and using the book as a door stop. Not recommended.

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