Saturday, August 8, 2015

The Seven Good Years

A hilarious, dry witted memoir that reads like a collection
of very personal journal entries. Etgar Keret shares his Israeli life with us; events from his childhood, years in the army and finally becoming a husband and father. He reminisces the good times and the bad, the unlikely situations he finds himself in and responsibilities one can never turn away from. Etgar characterizes the people close to him with warmth, love and a very obscure sense of humor. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this small glance into his life as it is told with truth and incredible honesty. While Etgar lives in a land that is hard for most Americans to understand (even with a visit or two) it is refreshing to be reminded that when it comes to matters of the heart, we are so very similar. Highly recommend this easy, quick and enjoyable read.

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