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Joseph Heller’s powerful, superbly funny, profoundly affecting novel is the story of David – yes, King David – but as you’ve never seen him before.

What makes this book stand out?

This is a clownish, sexy version of the story of King David, told as a modern parable of what it is like for a Jew to survive in a hostile world. A quintessential Heller work.

Read it for

Original, sad, wildly funny, and filled with roaring, Heller's King David, a splendid creation, is not so much a man for all seasons as a man in all his seasons. Undoubtedly, this is one of the Joseph Heller's best books.

Don't read it for

The text is lengthy and at points is trying hard to be humorous.

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