Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Book review, as promised: "Like Dreamers, The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation," by Yossi Klein Halevi

You can see a more thorough review here, but here's my Hillel (standing-on-one-foot) version, copied from my notes on the Goodreads site.

"Aside from the fact that I should have kept a record of each person's history, as I did have some difficulty remembering who was who, I found this quite a fascinating read. I particularly appreciated the way the different viewpoints seemed to be tempered over time, with the settlers realizing that they couldn't just pretend that there wasn't another people, the Palestinians, involved, & the peaceniks realizing that there wasn't going to be peace just because they wanted it."

This is probably all the blogging I'll have time for until late tomorrow, at least:  I'm currently working on a massive editing and reformatting project--the first file alone was over 80 pages long--and I'll be back on the job as soon as the boss returns from a meeting.  See you when I can come up for air.

Hmm, just took another quick look at the name of this post.  I daresay it's almost as long as the post.  :)


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