Englischsprachige Literatur

Bourne Sam

The Righteous Men

HarperCollins, London 2006


Again a thriller, that is praised as “The biggest challenger to Dan Browns crown”. Although I fancy this phrase, the book is nothing like it.

Instead, its a crude mix of lecturing about Jewish religion and traditions and a hair-raising plot, which is not really worth talking about. In the end its the bad white extremists, who want to put an end to the world by killing off all the “righteous men” of Jewish lore. As long as one of them lives, the saying goes, God will not destroy the world.

This story  is but a distant echo of the brilliant German novel “Die Suche nach den Gerechten” by Bernhard Setzwein. But Im sure, Bourne has no idea of its existence or he would not have written his book.