Author: Jonathan PapernickJune 4, 2015
“Ultimately, the explosive storyline about a possible Jewish terror plot excited me less than the portrait of Matthew, one of the more memorably pathetic figures in recent literature. It hurts to watch him attempt to establish a post facto relationship with his father that transcends the troubled one shared during Walter’s lifetime. And this librarian was particularly pleased by the central role of Walter’s extensive book collection — as a vehicle used by Walter to transmit secrets, and by Matthew to attempt to understand his father.”
Read Howard Freedman’s full review for j. the Jewish news weekly of Northern California.