A captivating and original novel that pulls you into the world of nightlife in Amsterdam, New York and Tel Aviv. A world of fascination, dizziness, and deception, brought to light from the point of view of the spectacle’s leading figures. A sidelong view from the central position. The book provides a frank, true, and unique reading experience about a story of introspection, with climbs and crashes, with success and emptiness, and with a desperate search for understanding and love until self-destructiveness is itself destroyed.
"Shai Amit is a refreshing new voice in the Hebrew literature. His novels glide between illusion, reality, imagination and experience"
Tender (the Hebrew title) was published in Israel 2011 and became a best-seller. This is the first English translation of Hebrew author Shai Amit.
This was an excellent read. The author developed the characters extremely well, and it was easy to relate to them. There is discussion of a variety of subjects, including sex, and drug use, so it is more for the mature mindset.
This book is translated from Hebrew to English, and it was done so, flawlessly. I have read translations in the past, that left a lot to be desired, but Tender is great.
From the streets of Tel Aviv, to Amsterdam, this book has ups and downs that will leave you wanting more. I could not put it down, and I appreciated the love story that spread through the pages. If you are looking for a good afternoon read, I would suggest picking up a copy of Tender, I am sure you will enjoy it.
*I received this item in this post complimentary for review purposes. All opinions found within are purely my own*