The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

The Golem and the Jinni

The Golem and the Jinni #1

Helene Wecker

486 pages first pub 2013 (editions)

fiction fantasy historical adventurous reflective slow-paced

Description

Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic, created to be the wife of a man who dies at sea on the voyage from Poland. Chava is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in N...

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Community Reviews Summary of 9,429 reviews

Moods

adventurous 64%
mysterious 57%
emotional 54%
reflective 42%
hopeful 28%
dark 19%
tense 14%
inspiring 12%
sad 12%
challenging 8%
funny 6%
informative 5%
relaxing 5%
lighthearted 4%

Pace

slow 52%
medium 44%
fast 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 59% | A mix: 35% | Plot: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 95% | It's complicated: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 79% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 3%

Average rating

4.19

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