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Fiction
Author: Yair Weinstock,Miriam Zakon
ISBN: 0899062857
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Pages 479 pages
Publisher Mesorah Pubns Ltd (February 15, 1997)
Language English
Category: Fiction
Rating: 4.2
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by Yair Weinstock,Miriam Zakon


This book takes you through five generations of a family over the span of 100 years. Suspense and mystery with a Jewish twist. Published by Thriftbooks.

book by Yair Weinstock. This book takes you through five generations of a family over the span of 100 years. The Gordian Knot gives you a snapshot into life in the past as well as giving you a view of the current situation in Israel. com User, 20 years ago. I enjoy reading suspense stories by such authors as Ludlum, Greene, Clancy, and Forsyth and have, lately, emersed myself in books about Judaism. This novel is a creative attempt to combine the two in an entertaining way.

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The term Gordian knot, commonly used to describe a complex or unsolvable problem, can be traced back to a legendary chapter in the life of Alexander the Great. As the story goes, in 333 . Upon arriving in the city, he encountered an ancient wagon, its yoke tied with what one Roman historian later described as several knots all so tightly entangled that it was impossible to see how they were fastened. Phrygian tradition held that the wagon had once belonged to Gordius, the father of the.

The Gordian Knot is the best piece of non-fiction that I have read in a long time. Mr. Gore did a wonderful job of bringing the characters to life, such that you think you would know them if you passed them on the street. The story keeps you reading until the very end; I just could not put it down.

When he was twenty-five Georg had married Steffi, his high school sweetheart from Heidelberg.

p. cm. eISBN: 978-0-307-74267-4. When he was twenty-five Georg had married Steffi, his high school sweetheart from Heidelberg. By thirty he was divorced, and over the next few years had various girlfriends for shorter or longer periods.

The Gordian knot is also alluded to in the fifth chapter of Nikos Kazantakis' "The Saint's . Cyrus the Persian as Darius the Mede in the Book of Daniel".

The Gordian knot is also alluded to in the fifth chapter of Nikos Kazantakis' "The Saint's Life of Alexis Zorba". On the way from Uncle Anagnostis's home to their hut, the writer (. the Boss) and Zorba conversed for a while; at some point of the talk, the writer thinks to himself: "This man did not go to school, yet his mind is not impaired. Progressive metal band Gordian Knot takes their name from the legendary knot, perhaps as an allusion to the complex, interwoven layers of harmony and counterpoint in their music.

The celebrated author of Blackout, The Gordian Knot, Calculated Risk, and Eye of the Storm, Yair Weinstock creates .

The celebrated author of Blackout, The Gordian Knot, Calculated Risk, and Eye of the Storm, Yair Weinstock creates riveting thrillers with contemporary flair. Readers are spellbound as his unforgettable characters delve into the mysteries of the past and confront the risks of adventure. Time Bomb is a worthy addition to his enthralling works. Binding: Hardcover, Pages: 389, Dimensions: 6" x 9", Weight: . 0 LBS Published: by Shaar Press.

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Untying the Gordian Knot. You then pass the end loops over the entangled domains. Then you shrink the rope until it is tight. One day, according to ancient Greek legend, a poor peasant called Gordius arrived with his wife in a public square of Phrygia in an ox cart. As chance would have it, so the legend continues, an oracle had previously informed the populace that their future king would come into town riding in a wagon. The problem of untying the Gordian knot resisted all attempted solutions until the year 333 . when Alexander the Great - not known for his lack of ambition when it came to ruling Asia - cut through it with a sword.

Legend tells that when Alexander the Great came to Phrygia, the elders placed before him a rope with a knot so complex that no man could unravel it. Whoever could undo the knot, they said, would be the conqueror of all Asia. Without hesitation, Alexander unsheathed his sword and cut through the knot -- and went on to conquer the world. Here, in this novel of suspense and intrigue, is a contemporary Gordian knot: a story of five generations connected by a mysterious and important secret. It is a tale of dedication and treachery, and, above all, a story of the incredible Providence that watches over the Jewish People and every Jew. David Eliad, the simple moshav farmer whose past life is surrounded by haze and mystery, holds in his hands the ends of the Gordian knot, a bond that ties together many different lands and many different generations. What is the secret of the centuries-old will left by the hidden Kabbalist Avigdor Horowitz? What terrible doom will overtake Horowitz's grandchildren -- and the entire Jewish nation -- if the will isn't discovered? What clue is concealed in the tiny letters written by Roman Spiegel, a sadistic Nazi, and who can foil his hideous plan? The Gordian Knot is a novel of breathtaking suspense and heartstopping drama. It will rivet the reader from its dramatic and mysterious opening pages right through its action-packed climax. The unravelling of the "Gordian Knot" is a moving experience that you will not soon forget.
Kanrad
Mystery, deceit adventure!Yair Weinstock has out done himself! Very hard to put this book down once you star to read it! Enjoy!
Watikalate
Exciting but not terrifying. Not difficult to follow the many characters, as books spanning several generations often are.
Zavevidi
There are books for reading once, and there are books for keeping forever, reading over and over, serving as an everlasting source of inspiration. This book is in the "read once" category. The only reason you keep reading this book is because you want to find out what happens next. Once you know the plot, you have exhausted the book's potential. There is something very evil and sinister about all of Weinstock's books. Each book of his that I read gave me a creepy feeling which has to this day not quite faded. All the characters, even the "heroes", are sly, manipulative and cunning. No one is honest, trustworthy, or straightforward. The plots are breathtaking, that I will admit. This is a great book to borrow from the library and then return once you are done with it. Or borrow a friend's copy. There's no way I would buy such a book to keep it in my home. There is absolutely nothing meaningful in the book that makes me interested in re-reading it. I really wish that Weinstock would have softened his plots and characters somewhat to make them more human.
Clodebd
I think the Gordian Knot is an amaizing book which I will certanly read again. It was definatly worth every penny I saved to buy it! It is a very spine chilling book. Also I would like to comment on the excellent vocabulary that is used.
The way it is written and the way it suddenly stops and has ... makes you carry on reading it, which is why I finished reading it in about 1 day!!
So I think everyone should buy this book, and will be kept busy for a while! AND ENJOY!!
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Umsida
I enjoy reading suspense stories by such authors as Ludlum, Greene, Clancy, and Forsyth and have, lately, emersed myself in books about Judaism. This novel is a creative attempt to combine the two in an entertaining way. The characters are interesting and well developed, albeit somewhat unevenly. My only criticism of this book is its ending - it is superficial and not very well thought out. A different ending, e.g., the development of an antidote to foil the plot of the villians, would have been more consistent with the storyline
Skiletus
This book was slow to start, but it got exciting as I read along. I felt that the book has a universal theme that everyone will learn from as well as enjoying the contents. This book takes you through five generations of a family over the span of 100 years. The Gordian Knot gives you a snapshot into life in the past as well as giving you a view of the current situation in Israel. A must read.