HebrewPunk

HebrewPunk Here we have stories of Tzaddik The Rat the Rabbi Lavie is mining ancient traditions and recent history to write stories of modern despair and a weird sort of redemptive compassion messing with our

Lavie Tidhar It is a mark of my general cluttered state of mind that I didn t realise until last night that today is officially the Unholy Land Publication Day It s also mid term elections day Uganda Scheme The Uganda Scheme was a plan in the early s to give a portion of British East Africa to the Jewish people as a homeland It drew support from Theodor Herzl, a prominent Zionist, as a temporary refuge for European Jews facing antisemitism. Whilst the plan was unsuccessful, according to Adam Rovner the plan was attractive to early Zionists as it twinned the adventures of Henry Morton Central Station eBook Lavie Tidhar Kindle Store Central Station Kindle edition by Lavie Tidhar Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets Use features like bookmarks, note

  • Title: HebrewPunk
  • Author: Lavie Tidhar Laura Anne Gilman
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Here we have stories of Tzaddik, The Rat, the Rabbi Lavie is mining ancient traditions and recent history to write stories of modern despair and a weird sort of redemptive compassion, messing with our expectations and always, always, leading with our humanity, even when those heroes are, by some standards, monsters Laura Anne Gilman, author of Burning Bridges Popular s Here we have stories of Tzaddik, The Rat, the Rabbi Lavie is mining ancient traditions and recent history to write stories of modern despair and a weird sort of redemptive compassion, messing with our expectations and always, always, leading with our humanity, even when those heroes are, by some standards, monsters Laura Anne Gilman, author of Burning Bridges Popular short fiction writer Lavie Tidhar gathers some of his best work in one collection Stories that are infused with centuries of tradition and painted with Hebrew mythology We meet the Tzaddik as he faces off against a vengeful angel intent on sending the Fallen to hell The shapeshifting Rat fights lycanthropic Nazis The Rabbi takes us on a thoughtful and amusing journey into the possibilities of a Jewish state in the heart of Africa Finally, all three protagonists appear in an old fashioned caper story that will leave you breathless.Includes a special introduction from Hugo Award nominated author Laura Anne Gilman Lavie Tidhar has staked out no pun intended his own territory by imagining a Judaic mystical alternative history into which he injects vampires, zombies, werewolves, Tzaddiks, golems, and Rabbis These four stories are wondrous, adventurous, and thought provoking Ellen Datlow, co editor of The Year s Best Fantasy and Horror BIOLavie Tidhar is the author of An Occupation of Angels and the editor of the critically acclaimed international fiction anthology The Apex Book of World SF.

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    1. HebrewPunk is a collection of tales by Lavie Tidhar, tales steeped in Hebrew mysticism.I first encountered Lavie Tidhar with The Bookman and was eager to see what else he had going on. When I saw this, I was pretty excited. Then I let it sit unread for over a year. Go figure.Anyway, HebrewPunk is a collection of four tales from Lavie Tidhar, all involving characters or situations influenced by Hebrew lore. You've got a heist story featuring a Rabbi planner, a vampire burglar named Jimmy the Rat, [...]

    2. Not really steampunk, at all. 20th century settings with magic and supernatural creatures. This collection of 4 stories opens with the aptly named "Heist," in which a number of fantastical characters come together to rob a blood bank. Some of them barely get page time and it's not entirely clear what the setting is but it is a reasonable way to introduce characters who will then go on to have more adventures tog--Oh. No. Actually, the other three stories feature only one character each, in diffe [...]

    3. So a tzaddik, a rabbi, and a vampire walk into a bank A collection of four stories, one featuring each of those characters at a turning point in their lives and a heist story that ties it all together. Each of those stories features concepts that could fall into the ridiculous - for example, a drug-addled immortal warring with an angel, a blood bank that keeps holy water in its sprinkler system as an anti-theft system, and lychanthropic nazis seeking Vlad Dracul to recruit him to their cause.Tid [...]

    4. "The Heist" is an excellent theme setter for this collection. This story has an urban fantasy flavor, only instead of the default setting of the world being based in nature worship-style paganism or Christianity the magic comes from a very distinct Jewish flavor.Jimmy the Rat (a Jewish vampire), The Tzaddick (an immortal), The Rabbi (a powerful Jewish mystic) and his wickedly constructed golem Goldie come together to take down a mysterious and magical blood bank. Along the way they encounter pec [...]

    5. Four stories by Lavie Tidhar featuring pulp content with or around Jews:"The Heist" introduces three Jewish criminals--the mastermind Rabbi, the vampiric Jimmy the Rat, and the immortal Tzaddik--as they work to break into a blood bank; in the first section, we see a vampire try to break into the bank and get caught by the holy water sprinklers, so we know that the bank's defenses are formidable. But with the help of a special golem named Goldie (made by the Rabbi), they get in and save the day. [...]

    6. This collection of four stories of Tzaddick, the Rat, and the Rabbi are incredibly imaginative and well told. It seems obvious that the author had a great time writing these stories. The characters are uniquely Jewish. The stories are urban tales steeped in the past. The reader gets a cool dose of Jewish myth and religiosity. On the whole, HebrewPunk is a good read.“The Heist” has the best start of the group, with: “The bank stands alone at the city’s heart.” The beginning tells of a b [...]

    7. I like the idea of urban fantasy with a Jewish bent, so for that basis alone, this slim collection gets props. That being said, the individual stories were 'meh.' The first two seemed more like treatments - the basis for later fleshed-out tales - than fully-realized short stories. The third was the most mature and best of the lot, though some elements were left unaddressed/unresolved. The final story was lame, as if Tidhar forced an interest in folktales and mysticism to merge with an interest i [...]

    8. Hebrew Punk was a fun, quick read. I don't know much about Hebrew Myths but that's what made this book fun. I like having something interesting to read that makes me want to research a subject more. The Heist was my favourite story and I'd love to know more about the world that it was set in. The three main characters, the Tzaddik, the Rat and the Rabbi were well formed in just a few pages. Worth the read for sure!

    9. One of the more unusual collections that I've read in a while. Very engaging, and a fascinating mix of more standard western mythos urban fantasy (vampires, werewolves, etc.) with Hebrew mythology and 20th century history. Golems, wandering jew, the quirks of a Jewish vampire. Crosses & holy water? pfft! Definitely looking for more by this author.

    10. A quick, satisfying read for lovers of spec fiction. The four stories are told in different styles, for instance, 'Uganda' which tells the story of nascent Zionism through diary extracts and scraps of documents. The main characters come together in the first story and then feature in individual stories.

    11. Brevity abounds throughout this interesting collection of short stories. They were simply too short for this reader- I couldn't get drawn into them as they plunged rapidly through the abbreviated plots. Really cool premise, the author has so much on the ball. I will look for other works to get into.

    12. As so often happens, the most original books are put out by small presses. This collection of short stories features original characters based on Jewish folklore. The best story was the first, "The Heist."

    13. This is the first Tidhar I've read, and I was really hoping it would be better than it is. There are the makings of a few different and quite entertaining stories in here, but on the whole they are far too disconnected and rambling to be compelling.

    14. Jew-y sci-fi. Yes. I'll definitely read more from him, though some of the stories here were kind of weak.

    15. A good, short little collection that live up to the premise. Some of the stories are dumb fun but one is surprisingly arty.

    16. I really liked the stories in this book for the fresh perspective they gave on European horror tropes. I'd love to read more fantasy and horror with traditional Jewish underpinnings.

    17. A solid collection of stories, connected by a Hebrew mythos created by Lavie himself. He weaves together genre tropes with his Jewish faith to create an interesting genre all unto itself. Read this.

    18. A re-imagining of vampires, werewolves, zombies and more - told from a background of Jewish mythology.Refreshing, and a good indication of what this author might become.

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