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ISBN: 0330370588 / ISBN-13: 9780330370585

Damascus Gate


'At once religious discussion, love story, mystery, delivered with the verve of an airport thriller ...The central character of this book is ... Show synopsis

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  • Damascus Gate (Picador) – Hardcover (1998)
    by Robert Stone

    Damascus Gate
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    Hardcover, Picador
    512 pages

    ISBN: 0330370588
    ISBN-13: 9780330370585

    A novel set in Jerusalem about the search for God, power and salvation. Journalist Christopher Lucas finds himself sucked into intrigue and fanaticism when he is assigned to investigate the religious lunatics who have fallen victim to "Jerusalem Sydrome".

  • 1. Hardcover, Picador, 1998


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Overall customer rating: 5.000

Complex but fulfilling

by SeldomSeen on May 17, 2007

The New York Times recently published an intriguing article decribing antropology's attempts to explain man's religious nature. Why does some form of belief seem to be man's default state? Can evolution, physiology or natural science explain this mystery? In Damascus Gate, Robert Stone attempts to explain this conundrum emotionally through a tale of ex patriot seekers living in Jeruselem. The book's depth is often daunting--at times it's as if the author expects you to have a working knowledge of the Hebrew language and Jewish mysticism. In the end, though, the journey is worth the effort as the streets of Jersulslem and the camps of the Gaza strip slowly come alive. Stone's characters tug at your heart as they carry on with only hope as their salvation.

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