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Brothers by [Zeldis, Chayym]
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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 LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0057ZEQ5I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #302,547 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa4355e1c) out of 5 stars 23 reviews
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HASH(0xa438c9b4) out of 5 stars Much too long April 14 2012
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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.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa438cc00) out of 5 stars Jesus, well sort of May 14 2013
By Jon Graham - Published on
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Jesus' brother is a spy for the Romans. The historic aspects of the novel are compelling. The graphic violence with crucifixions is over the top. Be ready for limbs torn asunder and bloody flagellations. While I did enjoy it, I should have taken counsel from one reviewer who opined that the book was long and slow. For a depiction of life "BC", "Brothers" meets the challenge. The religious aspect is there, but not what one might expect. Not for fundamentalists
12 of 17 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa438cbc4) out of 5 stars YOU WONT BE ABLE TO PUT IT DOWN. YOU'LL GOBBLE IT WHOLE! June 12 1998
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'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 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa43930fc) out of 5 stars Brothers April 19 2013
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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
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa438cfa8) out of 5 stars Not what I expected June 17 2013
By Linda Keefe - Published on
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Interesting historical perspective. Must have an open mind to read this and not take it seriously. Not for everyone to read.