THE BOOK OF STONE: “An Engrossing Read About a Sorrowful Soul”

Author: Jonathan Papernick

June 25, 2015

“In the grey gap between good and evil, there’s almost always a great story. After his successful collections of short fiction, author [Jonathan] Papernick has gone longform with this psychological thriller that explores the evolution of the terrorist mindset and the complexities of religious radicalism (and, yes, that’s radicalism of the Jewish kind). This may not be an uplifting tale of faith reconsidered — ‘The Book of Stone’ ain’t Broadway’s ‘The Book of Mormon’ — but it’s an engrossing read about a sorrowful soul whose search for meaning leads to a very dark mission.”

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