Fima, our eponymous hero, is a receptionist at a gynaecology clinic. A preposterous, yet curiously attractive figure, he spends his hours fantasising about solving the nation's problems and pursuing women with equivocal success.
There is no novelist writing today who catches the feeling of the moment more surely than Amos Oz
The book eavesdrops on several days in the life of this Jewish Walter Mitty, a Dostoevskian holy fool minus the faith, with the penchant for casuistic sophistry of Bellow's Herzog
This might turn out to be the first entry into Israel's "post-war" literary canon
A warm, enhancing experience
A thinking woman's Billy Liar
Amos Oz was one of Israel’s greatest authors – a novelist, essayist, political activist, intellectual and soldier. From Judas, picked by Natalie Portman for her inaugural book circle which she started in the wake of his recent death, to My Michael, his breakthrough novel, we’ve picked five of Oz's books to introduce you to this great writer.