The ruthlessly engrossing and beautifully rendered story of the Brodskys, a family of artists who realize, too late, one elemental truth: Creation’s. “Mansbach has a talent for writing full, memorable characters that seem untidy and complex [his] prose crackles with insight. The End of the Jews spans three . Mansbach (Angry Black White Boy, , etc.) searchingly examines the fraught relations between Jews and gentiles, blacks and whites, men.

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Mar 20, Lefty Right rated it it was amazing. Jun 27, Chrissie rated it it was ok Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet.

But his sympathetic portrayal of women in the story — and even of the cantankerous Tristan Brodsky — show that, like graffiti artists, he can write on even larger canvasses when he wants to. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Tristan Brodsky, sprung from the asphalt of the depression-era Bronx, goes on to become aadam of the swaggering Jewish geniuses who remakes American culture while slowly suffocating his poet wife, who harbors secrets of her own.

I liked this book quite a lot, although I found the ending the last two pages mystifying. I, like most people, first heard of him when Go the Fuck to Sleep took the entire literary ennd of those under 2 and over 35 by firestorm. I liked his characters, though I would have liked a little more background on how the young Tristan Brodsky who yearns to be a writer and escape the Jewish ghetto of the Bronx morphs into a somewhat tyrannical old man.


Quirky cast of characters. Go the Thf to Sleep. Painfully honest, compassionately cognizant of human frailty and complexity, alive to the magic of creativity yet aware of its consequences—very exciting fiction indeed. There were dead avam characters and convoluted subplots. The end of the Jews: The Mayor of Casterbridge. In the end, their stories converge and the survival of each requires the sacrifice of another.

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Mansbach does a great job inhabiting a diverse and colorful cast of characters. Adam Mansbach succeeds, brilliantly. I bu I have a weird relationship with Adam Mansbach’s books. Family saga of intellectual Jewish family starting in the s up until the s. There are insights into the human mind in this book which made me realise a lot about myself. I think I never got around to reviewing it because it was too awesome for me to do something slapdash and I never quite found the time for something meaningful, but good goddamn I loved that book.

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And Mansbach is interested in the Otherness of being Jewish and to wha Mansbach’s family saga seems more concerned with the making of art than the making of Jewish rhe, but his story of writers, photographers and the occasional jazz musician mandbach highly entertaining and moving.

The elder writer has elements of Norman Mailer and Philip Roth about him, I suppose, while the younger deals with having grown up white among hip hop artists and taggers. Really, really well written, with characters you’re not quite sure you like but are interesting enough you want to meet ’em anyway. It isn’t an easy or a light read, but it’s intelligent, challenging and good, really good.


The End of the Jews by Adam Mansbach

Spy of the First Person. I thought the title was fitting. Tristan, de patriarch en schrijver vormt mansbcah zijn gezin het onderwerp van het en deel van het boek. I mean it wasn’t bad bad, like poorly written or full of typos and plot holes or whatever. This is a heartfelt, truthful book.

It’s the kind env Jewish vision that in its expansiveness, its picaresque treatment of the Jew across the broad racial landscape of America and Europe, harkens back to the spirit of Malamud, Bellow, and Roth, and offers a refreshing contrast to what I’d describe as the insular quality of much ehd Jewish writing. Dec 01, Jacob rated it really liked it. Tristan Brodsky, sprung from the The ruthlessly engrossing and beautifully rendered story of the Brodskys, a family of artists who realize, too late, one elemental truth: Or maybe it’s not so strange; maybe every great writer has a first book to purge themselves of, to get out of the way and off their chests before they can get over themselves and write something with some beauty and brilliance that’s not hopelessly stifled by its author’s self-importance.

You feel the tension of the struggling artist; the inextricable pull toward artistic fulfillment at the compromise of their Jewish heritage. Lists with This Book. And talk about versatility, this one is miles away from Dead Run and Devil’s Bag Man in almost every possible way, except mansbbach quality.

I though it was a weird gimmicky silly book but good for Akashic for putting out a sleeper hit, and then forgot about it. Mar 18, Pages Buy. This is an engaging, terrific book with solid, stellar characters and kf language. The different storylines and the way they blended was also something I enjoyed a lot, though this probably demands reading at a good pace. The Woman Who Walked into Doors.


The End of the Jews

This book leaves a lingering taste. And Mansbach’s physical depictions of the numerous non-white characters are effortlessly and refreshingly descriptive, rather than classificatory, revealing a natural color blindness in both author and characters that should not seem as unusual in white-written literature as it does. I enjoyed it immensely. To ask other readers questions about The End of the Jewsor sign up.

It was interesting how he addressed relations between Jewish and African-American communities, in how they share a common history of suffering.

I don’t love Jews any less for it, and neither rnd Mansbach, but I do know us better for what we are. One can hear the old man, clearing his throat of phlegm and shaking is head and saying “It’s the end of the Adamm. The author’s ability to be able to create characters and so sincerely represent their psyche is amazing. The Splendor Before the Dark.