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Re: Looking for a book
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2017, 12:32:10 PM »
I read it many years ago and it still stands out in my mind as a shining paradigm of Jewish novels

It definitely bucks the trend, both in style and content. That being said, it is a very poorly-written book IMO. Absolutely zero character development, bizarre premises, and requires more suspension of belief than the 7 Harry Potter books put together.

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Re: Looking for a book
« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2017, 12:33:39 PM »
Now you have my curiosity piqued. Two of my favorite DDFers are saying that this book is beyond bizarre. What does it say?

Let's just say that if you think Chabad has weird ideas about Moshiach, you ain't seen nothing yet ;D

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Looking for a book
« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2017, 12:36:25 PM »
The book is only half as interesting as the author himself. He is both a Dayan and a State Judge, and a fascinating author of novels and seforim in his spare time.
He also wrote another book which I found very interesting. “Every Man a Slave”

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Re: Looking for a book
« Reply #18 on: December 13, 2017, 12:37:02 PM »


Two of my favorite DDFers

ooh ooh me?!

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Re: Looking for a book
« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2017, 12:37:27 PM »
I remember going in to my local Jewish Library as a kid and asking for Aleph Shin (this was way before Ten Lost took it into Crazy Level 1000) and being told that the book was deemed inappropriate for the library. I can't say I don't agree, now that I've read it.

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Re: Looking for a book
« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2017, 12:37:46 PM »


At the risk of posting spoilers

uhmmm....

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Re: Looking for a book
« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2017, 12:38:41 PM »
The book is only half as interesting as the author himself. He is both a Dayan and a State Judge, and a fascinating author of novels and seforim in his spare time.

Interesting, didn't know that.

I did find his slavery book (the name escapes me now) quite thought provoking.

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Re: Looking for a book
« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2017, 12:38:51 PM »


(this was way before Ten Lost took it into Crazy Level 1000)

didn't hear of this one until today... could.only imagine...

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Re: Looking for a book
« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2017, 12:43:14 PM »

didn't hear of this one until today... could.only imagine...

It's a sequel slash prequel slash acid trip companion Aleph Shin.

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Re: Looking for a book
« Reply #24 on: December 13, 2017, 01:11:44 PM »
He actually had a serial in the Mishpacha some years ago, essentially a sequel to Every Man A Slave. It was then published as a book.

I liked Aleph Shin/Ten Lost. I found it to be very creative, albeit fantastical. Agree that some parts wouldn't be very acceptable to a heimishe library, and I'm not talking about the continuous "bone-crushing" action that goes on.


At the risk of posting spoilers - suffice to say it is the most inventive Mossad plotting you could dream of, and Moshiach himself may or may not be involved in hand to hand martial arts combat.

Plus being invloved in almost every significant event in Jewish history since WW2, including Yossele Shuchmacher, Six Day War, and epes a famous spy swap between the US and Israel...  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Looking for a book
« Reply #25 on: December 13, 2017, 01:12:49 PM »
Interesting, didn't know that.

I did find his slavery book (the name escapes me now) quite thought provoking.

The book is only half as interesting as the author himself. He is both a Dayan and a State Judge, and a fascinating author of novels and seforim in his spare time.
He also wrote another book which I found very interesting. “Every Man a Slave
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Re: Looking for a book
« Reply #26 on: December 13, 2017, 04:20:10 PM »
@chaimdasap Did you check Shanky's? That's where I bought it, 10 years ago. Manny's in Meah Shearim also oftentimes has old books.
yes shankys and mannys both sold out of it. i read this book many, many times, and it remains one of my favorite books jewish or not. And mind you, i have a library of over 6000 books in my house;) (we have the book there of course, but im in israel now.)
Every time i read it, i find myself just wishing it was reality. i would love to know more about the author, he has to be nothing less than a fascinating person!!
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Re: Looking for a book
« Reply #27 on: December 13, 2017, 04:21:52 PM »


i read that too, and its great, but i dont think it comes close to Ten Lost!! How did he think of this stuff? its crazy.
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Re: Looking for a book
« Reply #28 on: December 13, 2017, 04:44:04 PM »
After reading all the comments, had to order the book, https://www.eichlers.com/aleph-shin-ten-lost-2-in-1-volume-hardcover.html
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Re: Looking for a book
« Reply #29 on: December 13, 2017, 05:18:07 PM »
yes shankys and mannys both sold out of it. i read this book many, many times, and it remains one of my favorite books jewish or not. And mind you, i have a library of over 6000 books in my house;) (we have the book there of course, but im in israel now.)
Every time i read it, i find myself just wishing it was reality. i would love to know more about the author, he has to be nothing less than a fascinating person!!

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