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The Finkler Question
by Howard Jacobson | Literature & Fiction
Registered by marsala of Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, April 08, 2012
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by elis-fromSweden): to be read


4 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by marsala from Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, April 08, 2012

7 out of 10

Hi and Welcome to Bookcrossing!

If you found this book and are not familiar with BookCrossing, thanks for checking the site out. Welcome! Enjoy both the book and the site.

People all over the world are tracking their books through BookCrossing.

I really hope you'll journal this book! You can stay anonymous if you like. You can journal the book right now! You don’t have to read it first. Ideally, you will post a journal now saying that you’ve found this particular book, then read (and hopefully enjoy) the book. When you’re done reading, come back here and let us know when and where you will pass the book on to another reader. Give a review if you’d like. If you journal it, you can come back anytime to track its journey.

If you decide to join – and it’s FREE - please consider using me, Marsala, as the member who referred you. If you are already familiar with BookCrossing, thanks for picking up the book.

Either way, I hope you'll make a journal entry so all previous and future readers can track this book's journey. Happy reading and Happy BookCrossing!  


Journal Entry 2 by marsala at by hand, a surprise RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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Released 2 yrs ago (4/13/2012 UTC) at by hand, a surprise RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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Taking this with me to the convention in Dublin for a fellow bookcrosser who has this book on his/her wishlist.  


Journal Entry 3 by wingDeepswampwing at Oskarshamn, Småland Sweden on Saturday, April 14, 2012

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Thanks a lot!
Happy to catch it at the Bookcrossing Convent 2012 Dublin! 


Journal Entry 4 by wingDeepswampwing at Oskarshamn, Småland Sweden on Saturday, August 17, 2013

8 out of 10


Winner of the 2010 Man Booker Prize, Jacobson's wry, devastating novel examines the complexities of identity and belonging, love, and grief through the lens of contemporary Judaism. Julian Treslove, a former BBC producer who works as a celebrity double, feels out of sync with his longtime friend and sometimes rival Sam Finkler, a popular author of philosophy-themed self-help books and a rabidly anti-Zionist Jewish scholar. The two have reconnected with their elderly professor, Libor Sevcik, following the deaths of Finkler and Libor's wives, leaving Treslove-the bachelor Gentile-even more out of the loop. But after Treslove is mugged-the crime has possible anti-Semitic overtones-he becomes obsessed with what it means to be Jewish, or "a Finkler." Jacobson brilliantly contrasts Treslove's search for a Jewish identity-through food, spurts of research, sex with Jewish women-with Finkler's thorny relationship with his Jewish heritage and fellow Jews. Libor, meanwhile, struggles to find his footing after his wife's death, the intense love he felt for her reminding Treslove of the belonging he so craves. Jacobson's prose is effortless-witty when it needs to be, heartbreaking where it counts-and the Jewish question becomes a metaphor without ever being overdone.

Winner of the 2010 Man Booker Prize
 


Journal Entry 5 by wingDeepswampwing at Oskarshamn, Småland Sweden on Saturday, August 17, 2013

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A very interesting book! Thanks a lot! 


Journal Entry 6 by wingDeepswampwing at Oskarshamn, Småland Sweden on Saturday, August 17, 2013

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Released 11 mos ago (8/17/2013 UTC) at Oskarshamn, Småland Sweden

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A Man Booker Winner, 2010 


Journal Entry 7 by mariabokmal at Malmö, Skåne Sweden on Sunday, September 01, 2013

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caught, but as I've already read the book it will soon go in the wild again. 


Journal Entry 8 by elis-fromSweden at Stenstorp, Västergötland Sweden on Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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Got this from mariabokmal when we met briefly in Sundsvall. 




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