Mitla Pass [Leon Uris] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Writer Gideon Zadok leaves the glitter of Hollywood for the newly created State of . Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. In this semi-autobiographical story, unhappy Mitla Pass – Kindle edition by Leon Uris. Download it once and read it . I’ve really enjoyed the books of Uris I’ve read so far, especially “Exodus” and “The Haj”. So when I found out that he has another book on the.

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Mitla Pass is a novel written by the American novelist Leon Uris.

You know what to expect with Uris – epic plots, larger than life hypermasculine characters, Judaism both held aloft for admiration and critiqued for its shortcomings without the humor or skill of Phillip Roth! I am looking forward to those. Books by Leon Uris.

Later he went on to write The Angry Hills, a novel set in war-time Greece. His family evacuates and he is permitted to accompany Israeli paratroopers on a desperate mission to seal off the strategic Mitla Pass. This book would have been a definite two star if he hadn’t put together the ending so well.

I was about to give up on the book when the mit,a got stuck on Gideon’s early attempts to become a writer. Ultimately this novel isn t quite as memorable as his epic novels “Exodus” about the founding of the Israeli state or “Trinity” about the nineteenth and early twentieth struggles of the Irish.

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MITLA PASS by Leon Uris | Kirkus Reviews

There amid the violence behind enemy lines, he wages a fierce war within himself — a war of love, and choices, and future — for the real Gideon Zadok. Reading the book makes me want to reread Exodus, which is like the book that Gideon is trying to write in Mitla Pass. Mitla Pass is a pass in the Sinai Peninsula only 14 imtla long, but pxss the book moves from there to other continents and times to tell the story of Gideon Zadok, his father, mother, grandparents and just about anyone Uris could squeeze in.


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Exodus illustrated the history of Palestine from the late 19th century through the founding of the state of Israel in According to one source, in the early ‘s he was hired by an American public relations firm to go to Israel and “soak up the atmosphere and create a novel about it”. I did find that the flow of the novel was broken by the jumping around from character to character and back history but I managed to get over this and enjoyed the build up to the battle at Mitla P This was the first of Leon Uris’ books that I’d read and I was pleasently surprised.

So too is Mitla Pass, although its tight binding to a ugis unsympathetic protagonist makes it less well urid than its predecessor. No trivia or quizzes yet. This foray draws heavily on the writer’s own life, his experiences in Hollywood, and the Jewish immigrant heritage that by turns drag him down and, when finally confronted, allow him to realize himself. Dec 01, Aparna Dubey rated it liked it Shelves: Ueis in the Pacific.

Further suggestions might be found on lekn article’s talk page. Love the way he gives us so much historical background and doesn’t feel the need to make his characters warm and lovable! It pazs a struggle to get through to the end.

Somehow, Leonn never got around to this one until now. Horribly written, with a jerk protagonist that the IDF is supposedly impressed by and trusts not to tell all the women he screws what he knows? For comments, please send me an emailor reach out on on Twitter. Stylistically it was challenging to read as the narrator kept changing and it keep switching between the present and past.

Unfortunately, this is too pasw and self-involved to be Uris’ own magnum opus; nonetheless, it has flashes of dramatic vividness reminiscent of the writer at his Exodus and Trinity best. The main character is full of flaws but in essence was a sum of his experiences and background and his attempts to live with them. Refresh and try again. It is curious that mtila would choose to tell his story this way but anyone who wants some insight into Uris will enjoy this book.


Wonderful, always love Uri’s books, such vivid descriptions and lively characters and never a boring moment! Gradually, Gideon’s problems come clear: Not surprisingly, this book was written shortly after the Sabra and Sh I wonder if this is kind of Uris’s attempt at redemption no pun intended for the blatant bias apparent in Exodus and The Haj. Gideon Zadok, best-selling novelist and successful Hollywood screenwriter, has come to Israel with his family to research a new novel on the eve of the Sinai War.

Mitla Pass

It appears that almost everything that happens in this book came from his own mitlz story. Mar 22, Susan rated it did not like it. This is not my favorite, but it’s still out of this world fantastic.

A tendency to digress into long side-stories, usually telling about the backgrounds of the main characters. To his credit, the book is a page-turner. Retrieved from ” https: Uris was married three times: A page-turner from Uris I did find that the flow of the novel was broken by the jumping around from character to character miitla back history but I managed to get over this and enjoyed the build up to the battle at Mitla Pass a piece of history that I knew little about.

By mitlz this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Others say that Uris, motivated by an imtla interest in Israel, financed his own research for the novel by selling the film rights in advance to MGM and writing articles about the Sinai urie. Though I had read this novel many years ago I think it was in high school! Uris just took it way too far with the amount of digressions in this book. Lists with This Book. Drawing on his experiences in Guadalcanal and Tarawa he produced the best-selling, Battle Cry, a novel depicting the toughness and courage of U.

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