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The Ministry of Special Cases, like Englander's stories before it, is a celebration of our humanity, in all its weakness and, despite that, hope.
"The fate of Argentina's Jews during the 1976-83 'Dirty War' is depicted with blistering emotional intensity in this startling first novel....Englander's story collection promised a brilliant future, and that promise is here fulfilled beyond all expectations." (Kirkus Reviews)
"An amazing amalgam of wit and heart-stopping suspense, with a cast of characters I fell in love with." (Nora Ephron)
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By Nanciana on 02-03-13
A good story, well written
If you could sum up The Ministry of Special Cases in three words, what would they be?
Powerful, Painful, and Real. Real, despite that this story is fiction, almost alternative history.
Who was your favorite character and why?
There were no "likable" characters. My favorite character was the protagonist, Kaddish Poznan. He is an underdog, since before his birth to the end of the story. He never wins or even ties. Kaddish is well depicted as a strong man who always picks himself up and keeps going, even when going is the wrong thing to do. He is hard to like, but easy to hope for.
Have you listened to any of Arthur Morey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
this is my first.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
The story is too long for 1 sitting and too complex and difficult. I needed time between each 1 to 3 hours of listening to process what I had heard and fit it into what I had felt about the previous narrative.
Any additional comments?
A working knowledge of the era of Argentina's "disappeared" and of orthodox Judaism is helpful when listening to this story.
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