The Last Good Man

The Last Good Man

A Novel

Book - 2012
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A story based on the Jewish legend about how the world is always protected by 36 people follows the sudden deaths of dozens of humanitarians who each bear a bizarre tattoo and whose untimely ends are investigated by Copenhagen detective Niels Benzon, who would save the remaining protectors.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2012.
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed.
ISBN: 9781451640762
Characteristics: 469 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Nunnally, Tiina 1952-


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Jul 12, 2018

Racist? Not exactly sure why anyone would think that the Jewish notion of each generation containing Lamed Vav Tzadikim (36 righteous persons) that perform a needed task and return to anonymity, afterwards, is racist.

It is merely a plot device for an engrossing thriller. In this story the Tzadikim Nistarim (hidden righteous ones) are not even Jewish.

For example when Ayn Rand uses the same trope in her bestseller Atlas Shrugged, none of "The Strikers" that retreat to Galt's Gulch during the collapse of the fascist government are religious in any conventional sense, but, the 36 do return to the world and rebuild it.

Sep 17, 2016

Another poorly developed novel by two Danes who want to capitalize on Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell's popularity. There was one highly rated review for this book which is why I ordered it but believe me if you have read the excellent novels by Val McDermid, Minette Walters, Ian Rankin, Michael Connelly, P.D. James etc. you will be very disappointed in this novel. As well it is quite racist.

Apr 20, 2013

What a fascinating plot, and very suspensefully put together. A must read!


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