Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Biblical themes given modern relevance

Bob Dunbar is the author of The Holy Sabbath Morning: A Novel of the Alamo. 
What can I tell you--he has just made my day! 
I have just found his review for A Favorite Son:

5.0 out of 5 stars Biblical themes given modern relevance.June 26, 2013
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This review is from: A Favorite Son (Kindle Edition)
Where were Bible stories like this when I was in Sunday school? Uvi Poznansky blows the dust off the Biblical tale of the conflict between Jacob and Esau in a highly entertaining fashion, making it relevant to a contemporary audience. The story is, of course, a morality play, but in Ms. Poznansky's hands, it comes across without sermonizing. Instead, the story plays out in a matter of fact, often humorous fashion.
This story, even though its prototype is thousands of years old, has all the elements necessary to appeal to a modern audience: greed, deceit, brothers in conflict, and manipulating parents. Ms. Poznansky's handling of these age old themes brings the story up to date and gives it relevance for a modern audience. I would be interested to see more along this line from this author.

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