It’s Jacob Green, a Jewish kid from suburban New Jersey, sits on the stairs during his family’s housewarming party, waiting for his father, Abram–charming. Despite being cited as being a slow read by some, my reading of Joshua Braff’s hilarious The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green was over in one short. Booklist Online Book Review: The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob , Joshua (author).Sept. p. Algonquin, hardcover, $

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I definitely don’t think you have to be Jewish to truly enjoy this book and you might even learn something about that religion. Sep 03, Claire rated it did not like it.

I have never wanted to punch a character in the face as much as I did with Jacob’s father. Jacob has two younger siblings in the story. Open Preview See a Problem? AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

See all 51 reviews. The only time I truly felt the feelings of Jacob was when he was being compared with his father. May 15, Kristin rated it liked it Shelves: He contributed a short work entitled “Exit 15W” to the collection of shorts about New Jersey entitled “Living on the Edge of the World” after his hometown Joshua Braff is an American author.

One or more items could not be toughts because you are not logged in. And maybe it is, but the father is so overbearing, so horrible jacbo mentally abusive that I couldn’t find anything all that funny.

What a surprise this little gem of a book turned out to be.

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His father, who is obsessively anxious to be seen as the head of a perfect Jewish family, is acutely conscious of his background and resents the fact that his parents didn’t ujthinkable him with knowledge of his faith and heritage.


Dec 29, Robert rated it liked it Shelves: This is a wonderful book and I really think more people need to read it. But want does not bring such breath to life. Please try again jaocb. When I reached the end, I had developed an even greater appreciation for my own upbringing, and it was hard not for me to consider myself lucky.

In The Unthinkable Thoughts Of Jacob Green, that character is his father who sets house rules and is always yelling at one of his children. Painfully honest and surprisingly compassionate Quotes from The Unthinkable T There was also a very strange and awkward scene with his sitter, or neighbor, or something.

To view uacob, click here. Jacob Green idolizes his older brother, Asher, and misses his withdrawn mother, Claire, but his father, the charismatic, tyrannical Abram, dominates the family.

Books of the Week. Finally picking it up was definitely a treat, albeit a cringey treat that made me want to punch a fictional character. English Choose jaclb language for shopping. The final chapter doesn’t give us any hope for Jacob thiughts getting out from under his father’s thumb.

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The Best Books of In the end the narcissist must compensate for this core vulnerability he carries and as a result an overestimation of his own importance arises. Jacob, along with Asher, is torn between his father and mother, as they stumble towards a divorce. I didn’t unthinkble what type of book I was even reading when I started.

Yes that was it. It was a very interesting book from a very different narrator young Jewish male than I’m used to reading and I’m glad to have read it.

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I wish I were. Apr 14, Bryan Irrera rated it did not like it Shelves: Library Locations and Hours. A little more motive would have helped me see her tue 3D instead of just self-absorbed and emotionally beat up by her controlling husband. Aug 29, Sharon Falduto rated it it was ok. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Anyone with a sense of humor.


The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green Summary

He is tyrannized by his autocratic and narcissistic father, Abram. Visit Joshua Braff’s site for more information. This book was a little bit rough unthinkablee read – thougnts intense in its descriptions of Jacob’s father’s insecurities, shaming, and abuse. Also, some of the other reviewers here on Goodreads seemed to imply that this book was so heavy on Judaism that it would not be interesting to someone who is not Jewish. There is, in such a genus of man, a pervasive and well-known pattern of grandiosity and egocentrism that feeds off this very kind of evening, this type of glitzy generosity.

So, Braff definitely gets some major credit from me for that. Like a child, Jacob Green’s father, Abram, wants what he wants when he wants it and will throw a temper tantrum if he doesn’t get it. If only his mother hadn’t started college at thirty-six and fallen for her psychology professor. If that runs out just let me know. He has already alienated the boy’s older brother, Asher, and year-old Jacob becomes the “good son,” who “reads Hebrew so beautifully it’ll make you cry.

Oo, this is a hard one.