Thursday, April 4, 2013

Book Review: "The Lawgiver" by herman Wouk

Herman Wouk weaves together many story threads in this epistolary novel.  Wouk plays a major part in his own  story as an author writing a book about the Moses story from the point of view of Aaron his brother.  He is interrupted in this endeavor by a rich man who wants him to write the screenplay for a movie about Moses.  He becomes involved as a consultant.  Margo is the woman who is charged with writing the screenplay.  The story follows the ups-and -downs of getting a major epic movie.  This is an insider's view of Hollywood, high finance and the orthodox Jewish community rolled up in a romantic comedy. 

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