Book Review: The Golem and The Jinni by Helene Wecker

It is a story about a golem who loses her master shortly after being given life.

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She meets up with a genie named Ahmad in New York in the 18th century.

It was the first time I had ever read a story about a golem but it is a Jewish monster which does its master’s bidding which includes killing for revenge.

However this is not the reason why The Golem in this story was made. It was made to be his wife.

As soon as the master/ husband dies she has free will but she hears the desires of everyone she encounters.

The entire book is intriguing.

I loved the story and I give it 5 stars.

Review by Agatha, BiblioTech Book Club Member

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