The Finkler Question
is a terrifying and ambitious novel, full of dangerous shallows and dark, deep water
...as all serious artists do, he is mining his immediate milieu as a way of directly unearthing the deeper questions of family, society, belief, culture, relationships – the underlying nature of humanity.
A real giant … a great, great writer.
Jonathan Safran Foer
Humour, insight and chutzpah pepper this fictional foray into what it means to be Jewish
How is it possible to read Howard Jacobson and not lose oneself in admiration for the music of his language, the power of his characterisation and the penetration of his insight?
Sentence by sentence, there are few writers who exhibit the same unawed respect for language or such a relentless commitment to re-examining even the most seemingly unobjectionable of received wisdoms. No wonder that, as with most of Jacobson’s novels, you finish The Finkler Question feeling both faintly exhausted and richly entertained