Mitla Pass [Leon Uris] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Writer Gideon Zadok leaves the glitter of Hollywood for the newly created State of . Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. In this semi-autobiographical story, unhappy Mitla Pass – Kindle edition by Leon Uris. Download it once and read it . I’ve really enjoyed the books of Uris I’ve read so far, especially “Exodus” and “The Haj”. So when I found out that he has another book on the.
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I also recall the intensity and of life-awareness I felt from so many people I met. Jan 23, Greg rated it it was amazing Shelves: The three I’ve found to be most conspicuous are:. Meanwhile, just before the Sinai invasion, Uris freezes the action to launch into a long flashback through several generations of Zadoks wandering across Russia, the Holy Land, and, finally, America.
He does much better at Mitla; and just before he tells Natasha goodbye to join his wife in Rome, he absolves himself of his guilt, presumably going on to write a magnum opus. This is set in but go back to Russian pograms, to the Crusades, to Hollywood’s heyday, to the 7th century beginning of Islam, etc. This was especially interesting for Uris fans as it’s historical fiction wrapped largely around an autobiography Jewish Author who’s first book was about marines in WWII who endeavors to write a book about Israel’s fight for independence – huh.
Then, with the Egyptians blasting away at the Lions at Mitla, Gideon spills the beans about his experiences in WW II, when, he fears, he caused the death of his best buddy.
Jun 24, Chuck rated it liked it. Horribly written, with a jerk protagonist that the IDF is supposedly impressed by and trusts not to tell all the women he screws what he know I’ve read many Uris books, and enjoyed them all. I wonder at the reason for doing so. Leon Uris definitely knows how to write, and his ability to intermix a page-turning plot with interesting historical background is awesome.
I was disappointed that he chose not to here. So all in all, this book is recommended, although you’ll be disappointed if you look for a masterpiece like “Exodus”. So, while there is unrealistic dialogue, and some characters who are almost cartoonish, there are also many interesting chapters of Jewish history exploring why and how the Israelis waged this important war. His two bestselling books were Exodus, published inand Trinity, in He also wrote the screenplays for Battle Cry and Gunfight at the O.
Stylistically it was challenging to read as the narrator kept changing and it keep switching between the present and past.
Is it that he was criticized for highlighting the positive stereotypes too much in earlier books? Mitla Pass was so awful I can’t believe he actually got urks published.
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Jun 27, Sean Barry rated it really liked it. I loved this book, great action and a very compelling story based on actual history. It appears that almost everything that happens oass this book came from his own life story. Yiddish is not the universal language of the Jews. It is used in the ghettos and the shtetls. Horribly written, with a jerk protagonist that the IDF is supposedly impressed by and trusts not to tell all the women he screws what he knows?
This is a very uri book by Uris. In terms of style, the book didnt meander seamlessly for me – at times, it just jumps abruptly from one timezone to another.
Really, it appears like an un-edited version of the book. Retrieved from ” https: Mila 18, a story of the Warsaw ghetto uprising; Armageddon: Nevertheless, an extremely entertaining book to read. Jan 01, Jacob rated it ppass it. Be the first to discover new talent! To ask other readers questions about Mitla Passplease sign up. Gideon’s mother and stepfather, a communist labor organizer, give him a peripatetic and mostly unloving childhood, leavened only by his relationship with a grade-school teacher who deserts him to fight the Fascists in Spain where she gets Hemingway to drop him a line about the rigors of writing.
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The misogyny, Hemmingway-esque take on manliness and anti-Arab propaganda make the book unpalatable at times, BUT to Uris’ credit he actually tries, at times, to acknowledge and even critique the first two shortcomings. Dec 01, Aparna Dubey rated it liked it Shelves: I didn’t view this as propoganda in anyway, to me it was simply a story about a man who had a particular view on life that linked into the early Jewish state being set up.
I’ll stand up for you. Dec 28, Andrew rated it really liked it.
Mitla Pass by Leon Uris
Gideon Zadok, best-selling novelist and successful Hollywood screenwriter, has come to Israel with his family to research a new novel on the eve of the Sinai War.
Oct 27, Irene rated it really liked it. You know what to expect with Uris – epic plots, larger than life hypermasculine characters, Judaism both held aloft for admiration and critiqued leln its shortcomings without the humor or skill of Phillip Roth! I remember well, several years ago when I spent a month in Israel, being on a bus of workers and soldiers who suddenly all became silent when the news played over the driver’s radio.