Monday, December 15, 2014

See What Reviewers Have to Say about The Book of Zev

The Book of Zev Book Tour  

The Book of Zev is a political 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.

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See What Reviewers Have to Say 

Part wish-fulfillment romantic comedy, part edge-of-your-seat end-of-the-world action thriller: it’s as if Nora Ephron wrote The Bourne Identity, but even she probably wouldn’t have handled this mix of genres with the dexterity of Horowitz. In fact, her storytelling —twisty, sexy, smart -- is so skillful; it’s hard to believe this is her debut novel.
--Sam Neal

Book of Zev in completely engaging - a rare read, from the smells of rosemary challah to the rushed cab rides through New York City. The characters are well-developed with tangible traits and actions you can see, hear, taste, smell and feel throughout the whole ride.

The suspenseful twists and turns take you on a winding emotional journey, perfectly balanced with the humor and irony needed to endure life's trials. The rich and flawed characters call for compassion and understanding as they build tension and require patience.

The contemporary political story makes you consider the biggest questions of our existence: what is your relationship to God, would you risk your life to stop evil/save many, what is your identity and can you change. True to Marilyn's teaching, which I have benefited from immeasurably, her efficient prose make it easy to read and engross you effortlessly as the story unfolds. It's a great read to enjoy, and warm up your winter break, on the beach or in front of a fire.
--Audrey Huzenis 

A great read! Well researched, thoughtfully written, asks the question what would ordinary people do when placed in difficult potentially historic circumstances. The book pulls you in and doesn't let you go. This is a great start to what I hope will be a long writing career for this author!!
--Stephen Mahood 

About Marilyn Horowitz 

Author Marilyn Horowitz
Marilyn Ida Horowitz is a producer, writing coach, and award-winning professor of screenwriting at New York University. From her books on her trademarked writing system—now standard reading at NYU—to her appearances at Screenwriters World and The Great American Screenwriting Conference & PitchFest, Marilyn has guided the careers of literally hundreds of writers. She is currently featured in the Now Write! Screenwriting Anthology (Tarcher/Penguin) and in the upcoming The Expert Success Solution (Morgan James). Her production credits include And Then Came Love (2007), starring Vanessa Williams.

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