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Howard Jacobson's Booker-Winning "Finkler Question," Reviewed By Ron Charles

10/13/2010 04:38 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Although there is a plot, "The Finkler Question" is really a series of tragicomic meditations on one of humanity's most tenacious expressions of malice, which I realize sounds about as much fun as sitting shiva, but Jacobson's unpredictable wit is more likely to clobber you than his pathos.

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