The Lawgiver: A Novel

The Lawgiver: A Novel

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For more than fifty years, legendary author Herman Wouk has dreamed of writing a novel about the life of Moses. Finally, at age ninety-seven, he has found an ingeniously witty way to tell the tale in The Lawgiver, a romantic and suspenseful epistolary novel about a group of people trying to make a movie about Moses in the present day. The story emerges from letters, memos, e-mails, journals, news articles, recorded talk, Skype transcripts, and text messages.

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You will find yourself smiling on every page as Wouk nimbly presents his journey to the silver screen through the varied voices of the participants to his project. As a life-long fan who has devoured every book this man wrote from my middle-school years to, happily the present, it was a joy to read his words once again.

The Lawgiver won’t win the Pulitzer. It won’t even be nominated. But for all its flaws, it’s actually not a bad read. And it will doubtless make an entertaining film. Epic, you might say.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Simon & Schuster (November 13, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 256 pages

File size: 4.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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