Friday, February 04, 2011

Morrow on Narvey.

Walker Morrow reviews Jonathon Narvey's book below. I must be one of the world's most reticent reviewers, so I'll leave it to Walker to do it.

Review: A History of the Middle Eastside, by Jonathon Narvey

by Walker Morrow - 04/02/2011

A History of the Middle Eastside, written by Jonathan Narvey and published late last year, follows a long line of books exploring complicated political issues through satire. And it does it well.

Basically, History is a crime noir allegory for the history of Israel, starting with the influx of European Jews into Israel ( then known as Palestine ) in the late 1940's in the wake of the Second World War, and the Israelis' battle for independence following the withdrawal of the British from the Mandate of Palestine and the UN's creation of the Partition Plan for Palestine.
Review here:

I hope that in the spirit of good neighbourliness people will read books by our neighbours and friends in this field. Jonathon Narvey is one such friend, as is Walker Morrow. Anything else is a bonus. Narvey is a clever guy and a good writer. I haven't read the book above but my expectation is that he's done a fine job. Please let us know if you agree, and feel free to review this book as well. I might even do so myself if I can bring myself to write a review.


Jonathon Narvey said...

Thanks for the plug, Dag! Much obliged. I'd be happy to get you a copy for review. Let's chat!

Dag said...

Look at that, dear reader, and see that the author wants to go for coffee with me. That's got to say something good about him right there.

Thanks for the invite, Jonathon, I'll take you up on that offer, on both, in fact, and will forego my usual reluctance to review anything in public. Looking forward to this.

Yalla, Dag.