Strange Fire: A Novel has been added to your Cart. Melvin Bukeit is a talented writer, no questions on that score. In "Strange Fire" what bothered me was Bukiet's cavalier attitude towards his locale: the mideast.
Strange Fire: A Novel has been added to your Cart. His agility and cleverness with languge miss the beat here. He's not a writer who creates caring toward his bizarre (in good and bad sense) characters, nor about their situations.
Strange Fire is "a stunning literary achievement" (Miami Herald) fueled by Bukiet's singular imagination. a raucous vituperative attack on every kind of political hypocrisy.
by Melvin Jules Bukiet. So many books that are out there contain the same plot over and over again. It was refreshing to come across a book with an unusual protagonist and an original plot. The writing was also quite good. My only complaint is that the book seemed to go downhill a bit towards the end. There's a rape scene which just doesn't make any sense, and we lose our compassion for what had been a sympathetic character.
Melvin Jules Bukiet is an author and literary critic. He has written a number of novels, including Sandman's Dust, After, While the Messiah Tarries, Signs and Wonders, Strange Fire, and A Faker's Dozen. He won the 1992 Edward Lewis Wallant Award.
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Melvin Jules Bukiet is the author of eight books of fiction and has contributed to numerous magazines and newspapers. A Novel by Bukiet, Melvin Jules (Paperback book, 2002) -Strange Fire. He lives in New York City. Country of Publication. A Novel by Bukiet, Melvin Jules (Paperback book, 2002). item 2 Strange Fire: A Novel by Bukiet, Melvin Jules. Strange Fire: A Novel by Bukiet, Melvin Jules. Posts About Melvin Jules Bukiet. lt;p
Bukiet tries his hand at a thriller, while continuing to explore the Jewish world as he has previously (Signs and Wonders .
Bukiet tries his hand at a thriller, while continuing to explore the Jewish world as he has previously (Signs and Wonders, 1999, et. Bukiet is not as deft a plotter as the genre requires, and there are still some fine points of plot that one is left pondering by the final-literally explosive-climax, but it’s good nasty fun. Kazakov is a likable guide for this package tour of the hell of Middle East politics, though it could profitably be shortened by 40 or 50 pages.
"Savagely funny....Never was Jewish wit put to better or more urgent use."―Chicago Tribune, a Favorite Book of 2001Blind, homosexual, Russian émigré speechwriter Nathan Kazakov has enough problems even before his left ear is obliterated by a bullet presumably meant for the Israeli prime minister. Determined to solve the mystery, Nathan begins exploring a web of conspiracies involving messianic orthodox settlers, Arab terrorists, and the Israeli secret service. Was the bullet intended for Nathan after all? or perhaps for the prime minister's son Gabriel, an archaeologist who shuns his father's politics? One trail leads to Leviticus, another beneath the Temple Mount. Strange Fire is "a stunning literary achievement" (Miami Herald) fueled by Bukiet's singular imagination. A Washington Post Book World 2001 Rave, a Chicago Tribune Favorite Book of the Year, and a Booklist Editors' Choice. "Corrupt, violent, zigzagging atmosphere...a raucous vituperative attack on every kind of political hypocrisy."―Los Angeles Times Book Review