Lion's Honey : The Myth of Samson Paperback
Part of the Myths series
In "Lion's Honey", award-winning writer David Grossman takes on one of the most vivid and controversial characters in the Bible.
Revisiting Samson's famous battle with the lion, his many women and his betrayal by them all, including the only one he ever loved.
Grossman gives us a provocative new take on the story and its climax, Samson's final act of death, brining down a temple on himself and three thousand Philistines.
In exhilarating and lucid prose, Grossman reveals the journey of a single, lonely and tortured soul who never found a true home in the world, who was uncomfortable in his very body and who, some might say, was the precursor of today's suicide bombers.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 03/05/2007
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781841959238
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Review by jacklondon617
This is a book that I really enjoyed because of its depth and attention to detail. Grossman would often throw in some factual information about Ancient Israel while re-telling the story from a unique perspective. I enjoyed the prose and the creativity with which he approached the book of Judges. The only drawback would be that his attention to detail didn't allow him to cover more parts of the story. In the end, Lion's Honey leaves you wanting more. Overall a good read with lots of interesting information. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys elegant prose.