Monday, November 3, 2014

Book "The Book of Zev" by Marilyn Ida Horowitz

About the Book: The Book of Zev is a black-comedy thriller that tells the story of two gentle people who change the course of history. Zev Bronfman, a strapping 32-year old-virgin, angry atheist, refugee from a religious Jewish life, and former engineer for the U.S. Patent Office in Alexandria, Virginia, drives a cab and sleeps around in New York City. After a bitter divorce, Sarah Hirshbaum, a beautiful, redheaded, depressed, God-hating kosher chef, seesaws between yoga and too much red wine. Independently, the two consult the same psychic who inadvertently sends Sarah Zev’s session tape. When Sarah contacts Zev to pick up the recording, a series of events forces them to connect with a powerful terrorist in order to thwart his plans to destroy the UN and Israel.

About the Author: Marilyn Horowitz is a Manhattan based writing teacher and award winning professor at New York University, author, and producer, as well as a judge for the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship Program for film and media. Marilyn has also lectured and served on panels at many groups and conferences including: Writers Guild of America East, Philadelphia Writer’s Conference, Great American Pitchfest, Screenwriting Expo and Author101. She is featured in Now Write! Screenwriting anthology published by Tarcher/Penguin edited by Sherry Ellis. She has written several feature-length screenplays. Her production credits include the feature films And Then Came Love (2007), starring Vanessa Williams and distributed by Warner Bros., Caleb’s Door (2009), distributed by Around the Scenes, Found in Time (2011), Nocturnal Agony (2011), and The One (2011).

My Review: This is a very well written book with a very entertaining plot. 
Zev is a 32 year old man still living with his parents and working for U.S.Patent Office. He was raised in the best Jewish tradition and a near death experience makes him rethink his values and his life. Also a psychic experience that makes him act and save the life a child has a deep impact upon him. 
Sarah is a gorgeous kosher chef that is coming from a divorce. She also has Jewish roots and also question God in her own way. 
When Zev moves to NY to drive a cab and to change his life style, going away from his Jewish family, he met Sarah by accident and the story evolves in a high intensity thriller. While they are trying to stay away from God, He has other plans for both of them, like saving the United Nation and Israel from complete destruction. So, nothing happens by accident!
With a superb analysis of the psychological minds of the characters, the author manages to bring to life an incredible thriller that will keep the reader at the edge of his/her seat for most of the book. Be aware that you might loose your whole night for not being able to stop reading this wonderful novel.
Definitely one of the best books I have read this year. Kudos to the author for this magnificent work!
I received this book from the author for reviewing and I was not requested to post a positive review. Opinion expressed here is my own.

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