“Important, but not quite loved.” -Thoughts on Lion’s Honey by David Grossman (translated from Hebrew by Scott Schoffman)

Grossman’s interpretation of the story of Samson is so far, far removed from what I’ve grown up with; Scott Schoffman’s translation is delicious in its simplicity – what could have turned out to be a boring, seemingly academic book became vivid in giving a new (albeit quite the eccentric) definition of one of the Bible’s greatest heroes. I was honestly expecting a work of fiction when I picked up the book, but I’m glad I was wrong.