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Brothers [Kindle Edition]

Chayym Zeldis
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A riveting, monumental novel about the life of the brother of Jesus Christ—hypnotic in its power and imagery, awesome in its conception and dramatic invention. Brothers is the story of one of the most evil yet fascinating characters in modern fiction—a man whose lust for power knows no bounds, and it is about the force for betrayal—the Judas—in every person. Brothers relates, in the first person, the ruthless story of a man who has purposefully killed off the tenderness and compassion within him. It tells of his careful, scrupulously executed rise to vast influence in Judea, and of the transference of his insatiable lust for domination over all living creatures to another dimension: the realm of myth. Simultaneously, as the novel unfolds, we watch his growing preoccupation with his brother, who was given away to a childless couple as a baby, and has become a self-appointed prophet wandering the countryside.

About the Author

Chayym Zeldis is a widely acclaimed novelist and poet. His writing has been praised by such distinguished authors as Henry Miller, Elie Wiesel, Jerzy Kosinski, Cythia Ozick, James Michener, Leslie Fiedler and many others. Zeldis was born in Buffalo, N.Y. In 1948, he went to Israel, where he worked on various agricultural settlements and served in the Israel Defense Forces in the Sinai Campaign of 1956. He and his wife Nina settled permanently in Israel in 1989. Zeldis has won a number of writing awards; his work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 875 KB
  • Print Length: 568 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 161218118X
  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing; Anv Rep edition (July 22 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0057ZEQ5I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #94,964 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Good Book Aug. 2 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I enjoy this book because it deals with human relatlions. Also it deals with history and I love history. It will be with much antisipation that I continue to read this book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Much too long April 14 2012
By rumpole - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have been r eading it for several weeks, which is unusual as I usually finish a book in less than a week, more often in two or three days. It is too full of unnecessary detail, especiallly the x-rated parts which I found offensive and not important to the story line.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Brothers April 19 2013
By skeptic - Published on Amazon.com
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Shallow characters, the plot was not believable and the main character never connected to me as a reader- the ending was too obviously contrived. S. Fuller
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2.0 out of 5 stars not my speed Sept. 4 2012
By Sylvia Bath - Published on Amazon.com
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If I were still in college, and trying to impress myself/ others with my giant intellect, I might have finished this book. But now that I am reading strictly for myself, I have better things to read than to try to slog my way through this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars YOU WONT BE ABLE TO PUT IT DOWN. YOU'LL GOBBLE IT WHOLE! June 12 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
'Brothers' is an alternate take on the story of Jesus Christ, a beautifully written tale about Jesus' brother. With concise, precise sentences and poetic imagery the author pulls you inside this boy's mind . . . only then your skin begins to crawl and your jaw drops again and again and again and you realize you're caught in a ghastly nightmare and you cant get out, it's way too late to stop reading. YOU CANT STOP READING THIS BOOK. . . My friend Brother Dave (who HATED the story) stated it most accurately when he told me that as he read 'Brothers' he felt as if someone had shoved a knifeblade between his shoulder blades and was twisting it, growling, "Finish it! Finish it!" I concur. I finished it in two sittings, then read it again. You'll finish it too.
2.0 out of 5 stars BROthers Jan. 16 2014
By saph - Published on Amazon.com
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THIS WAS not wHAT I thought it would be. I WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED. I'm glad I on l y paid 2 dollars
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My father, said Elimelech almost in a whisper, dwells in heaven: his abode is on high but his spirit is with me, with me always. His spirit is everywhere, for there is no life without it. It whispers in the grass, it murmurs in the waves, it breathes in the trees, it sings with the breeze of evening, it shines forth from the eyes of dumb beastsand if they but permit it, it speaks in the hearts of men. I know I am not mistaken when I say that it has spoken within you, and you have heard it plainly. It cannot be that one so young as you has already silenced it. &quote;
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Each man on this earth has a share in the world: he can create or destroy it, call forth order to it or call down chaos upon it. &quote;
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choose Him. Man must decide for himself that he can hear the voice of God within him. Man must elect to recognize and know His spirit. &quote;
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