Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Seven recommended books for "Game of Thrones" fans

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Nicole Hill tagged seven choice gift ideas for fans of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series and its HBO adaptation, Game of Thrones.

One entry on the list:
The Golem and the Jinni, by Helene Wecker

One of the hallmarks of the [A Song of Ice and Fire] series is the interstitial magic. The magical elements are not the plot drivers; they are simply parts of the world. Here, Wecker uses elements of Yiddish and Middle Eastern folklore—the Golem and Jinni, respectively—for a story of romance and the immigrant experience. It’s mythic, reverent, and compulsively readable.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Golem and the Jinni is one of Chris Bohjalian's twenty notable books about troubled romances.

Writers Read: Helene Wecker.

The Page 69 Test: The Golem and the Jinni.

--Marshal Zeringue