Simantov - Asaf Ashery

There is an entire world of books that are being published in foreign languages. So little of them actually reach us, that it always makes me sad. I grew up speaking Dutch and I still feel a little bit surprised whenever I see a Dutch work in English translation, so I know what it is like.

Simantov was originally published in Israel and written in Hebrew. In my challenge to read more diverse, I was really looking forward to reading this. However, I do not know whether it was the translation so much or the cultural differences but this book lost me.

There is a lot in here. Angels, mythology, a detective story and a squad of paranormal detectives. But is was all crammed together and in the end, I ended up not caring about basically anyone or anything in the book. Maybe it was just not the book for me, or not the book for me at this time, but I was a little bit disappointed with it.

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!