Jerusalem by Simon Sebag Montefiore

by stephenpalmersf

I struggled with this one. It seemed to be a list of all the massacres, genocides, battles, schisms and so on and so on and so on set in Jerusalem, until the endless litany of bad stuff got boring. I didn’t learn much about the city itself. Even the maps were basic. Given the rapturous reception to this one, I was surprised at how dull it was. Lucky I was given my copy and didn’t actually buy it. 2/5.