Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Book Review: The Lazarus Project

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Islamabad, UK
    Posts
    88,570
    Mentioned
    1073 Post(s)
    Tagged
    9710 Thread(s)
    Thanked
    664
    Rep Power
    21474935

    snow Book Review: The Lazarus Project

    The Lazarus Project

    Author: Aleksandar Hemon
    7book review - Book Review: The Lazarus Project


    Aleksandar Hemon wastes no time in getting to the heart of the story in his latest book, The Lazarus Project. In March 1908, Lazarus Averbuch, a 19-year-old Jewish immigrant to Chicago, visits the home of George Shippy, Chicago's chief of police. The reasons for the visit remain unclear because in a few minutes, Lazarus was shot to death. Anarchism it seems was raging wild at the time and Chief Shippy, upon seeing a suspicious-looking character on his doorstep, was not one to take chances.

    A hundred years later, Brik, a young Chicago-based writer of Eastern European descent, chances upon the story and the slice of history fascinates him. With the aid of a grant, he embarks on the Lazarus Project, trying to reverse Lazarus's steps and find out more about the immigrant's past.

    The book includes chapters that detail the Chicago of 1908 and Hemon brings to life the murder of Lazarus and the devastation it wreaks on his sister Olga. Hemon also shows how terrified the country was, of anyone who didn't look or talk like the rest. These chapters alternate with Brik's travels through Eastern Europe until at the very end, in an ingenious style, Brik starts showing up in Lazarus's stories. Brik travels with a photographer called Rora who spins wonderfully crafted tales while they travel. In real life, The Lazarus Project is supplemented with real life pictures by Hemon's photographer friend, Velibor Bozovic. There are also some pictures from 1908 in the novel and they complement the story beautifully, bringing it of life.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    dreamz
    Age
    27
    Posts
    13,000
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    31 Thread(s)
    Thanked
    1
    Rep Power
    21474860

    Default Re: Book Review: The Lazarus Project

    nice sharing /up





  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Karachi, Pakistan, Pakistan
    Posts
    126,285
    Mentioned
    887 Post(s)
    Tagged
    9274 Thread(s)
    Thanked
    1578
    Rep Power
    21474973

    Default Re: Book Review: The Lazarus Project

    Thanks for shairng
    Main un sheesha garahon se pochta hon
    K toota dil bhi jorra hai kisi ney



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •