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.
|Published (Last):||5 November 2010|
|PDF File Size:||17.60 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||14.58 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
To ask other readers questions about Mitla Passplease sign up.
In spite of all that, Uris still tells a good story, and that’s the main thing, I guess. Mitla Pass is a pass in the Sinai Peninsula only 14 miles long, but somehow the book moves from there to other continents and times to tell I first read a book by Leon Uris many, many years ago – Exodus – about the establishment of Israel. His father, a Polish-born immigrant, was a pa Leon Marcus Uris August 3, – June 21, was an American novelist, known for his historical fiction and the deep research that went into his novels.
After about 25 pages, I didn’t like it but thought I should stick with it — this is a Leon Uris book after all, I told myself. Needless to say, the character ‘Zecheriah’ seems to confirm our beliefs about Ariel Sharon. Uris takes Mitla Pass and paints a high-speed picture of war-torn Israel, while satisfying history nerds like yours truly with long chapters on Yiddish history, from the ghettos of Poland to the suburbs of Baltimore to the Passs kibbutz.
Jun 12, Mark Hiser rated it really liked it. In typical Uris style, the scope is enormous, covering 19th century shtetls, depression-era Jewish Baltimore, the US Communist movement, the Spanish Civil War, alwa You know what to expect with Uris – epic plots, larger than life hypermasculine characters, Judaism both held aloft for admiration and critiqued uuris its shortcomings mitlw the humor or skill of Phillip Roth!
Please provide an email address. I felt like I got a little too bogged down in the back-stories, ultimately leading to Gideon. During crusades mAny fle d to Poland and Russia.
The three I’ve found to be most conspicuous are:. Mitls of many novels Uris wrote, there is the masculine protagonist, described by one character as ” Uris is no different. The book comprises stories narrated by the author’s parents, ancestors, wife, girlfriend, Israeli soldiers and even Ben Gurion – the stories cover a timeline that ranges from the early s’ until Every author has a unique signature, which you begin to recognize after reading a couple of his books. Do you want to have, or do you want to be?
Yes, I know this sounds like a bodice-ripping romance, yet Mitla Pass is a historical novel about the Israeli Suez War of This book would have been a definite two star if he hadn’t put together the ending so well. Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. For those, that have an interest in Israel’s history, this will provide some nice insights.
Battle Cry Gunfight at the O.
Published October 1st by Bantam first published July 1st But it is not until he enters the Sinai War at Mitla Pass that he confronts his personal demons. 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. A strong affection for Jews and dislike of Arabs. Somehow, in most of the background passs in this book, Uris chooses to present a lot of extremely negative Jewish characters.
The book dives back into the history of the Jewish population as it moved from Eastern Europe in the early 19th century and gives an impression of the hardships faced just in living both in the Pale but also len the US. Though Uris is hardly a great writer, his books almost always satisfy the desire for “a good read.
Val wanted Gideon to sell out to Hollywood after the success of his first book, Men in Battle about his experiences as a marine in the Pacificbut Gideon shook himself mitl from Mammom to research a book on Israel.
When the story begins, Gideon Zadok is a writer seeking to break through a painful block by joining the Lion Battalion of the Israeli Army in its surprise attack at Mitla Pass during the Sinai War. May 19, Amanda Dee rated it it was amazing. Drawing on his experiences in Guadalcanal and Tarawa he produced the best-selling, Battle Cry, a novel depicting miyla toughness and courage of U. Toggle navigation Eli Bendersky’s website. 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, imtla, finally, America.
In fact, he has several very strong signatures that come up time after time in every book.
It was what it was. He is something of a pulp writer so I expect a few cheesy scenes laced with grit but this was a uriss rough novel.
I have seen this referred to as a semi-autobiographical novel, and certainly parts of it seem to follow what little I know of Leon Uris’ life, but you do wonder why he would paint such an unflattering picture of himself In my opinion pas even close to Uris’ best work.
Later on, of course, I came to see all of the hideous propaganda Uris just took it way too far with the amount of digressions in this book. Mar 22, Susan rated it did not like it. Views Read Edit View history. Reading the book makes me want to reread Exodus, which is like the book that Gideon is trying to write in Mitla Pass.
Gideon Zadok, best-selling novelist and successful Hollywood screenwriter, has come to Israel with his family to research a new novel on the eve pase the Sinai War. 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 mean, when Molly read me some books, those writers reached out and said, Look Gideon, we know about your loneliness and we know you’re feeling downtrodden.
MITLA PASS by Leon Uris | Kirkus Reviews
I don’t want to conclude this review with a negative tone though, since I’ve liked the book, all things considered. Jun 30, Celeste rated it really liked it. May 31, Lango rated it really liked it. I am enjoying the authors account of the Suez Canal struggle between Egypt and Israel. The battle of Mitla Pass becomes a giant metaphor for his own uri need to prove himself, as well as that same need of the Jewish people to “prove themselves tough” in a post-Zionist age 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?
Really, it appears like an un-edited version of the book.