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“The Finkler Question” is a wonderful tale of friendships drafted by Howard Jacobson, the one that earned him his maiden Man Booker title

Certainly “The Finkler Question” is a terrifying and ambitious novel, full of dangerous shallows and dark, deep water. It takes in the mysteries of male friendship, the relentlessness of grief and the lure of emotional parasitism. Life is something that features the virtues like exclusion and belonging, justice and love, aging, wisdom and humanity, and this book touches every bit of them to result the work that is worth of every appreciation that it has got. Much was the criticism about this book, when Howard Jacobson bagged his maiden Man Booker title for this work. The way this book handles the tough philosophies of life is really unique on its own way. Hilarious and romantic at the start, it becomes more and more discomfiting as it progresses, especially in its chilling depiction of modern anti-Semitism. If the reader yearns (like my old classmate) for Jewish happiness, Jacobson – truly one of the funniest writers of the modern times – is more than willing to provide it. However, it's just that happiness isn't the whole story. Jewish, despite being an age old religion, is bound to be taken differently especially in this 21st century generation, and Jacobson drafts brilliant work in this regard, something that only he is capable of exerting. “The Finkler Question” is a look at exclusion and belonging, justice and love, aging, wisdom and humanity. It tackles the present state of Jewish identity in Britain and how it deals with the Gentile population. But friendship is also a theme here and Jacobson’s writing is brilliant. The book hits on some very important topics such as men and how they relate to each other, competition, insecurity, multiculturalism and Judaism all woven together with humor, poignancy and pathos by Jacobson. The most interesting characters in the novel are the three who, unlike Julian, do possess identities: Libor, Sam, and Hephzibah. It is through them, both directly and as refracted through Julian that the novel makes clear how complicated and difficult contemporary Jewish life in England can be. Yet another quality work that RightBooks.in has housed, and www.rightbooks.in/product_details.asp?pid=9781408809105&The Finkler Question is the link that you are to check out.

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