Monday, December 7, 2015

Book Review: "The 613" by Archie Rand for Hanukkah

By Shalom Auslander
PUBLISHING---Religion isn’t easy. For some, it is redemptive and consoling; for others, it is disturbing and awful, and we never quite get over it. It causes guilt and depression, it breaks families apart and drives people to war. But it also gives us Archie Rand’s “The 613.” Rand’s work here is a brilliant mash-up of comic books, True Detective magazine covers and obsessive-compulsive disorder, and they feel like Marc Chagall on a bender, as if Marc got sick of all the cows and the fiddlers and the Torahs, bought himself a case of gin, locked himself in a room and painted for five years without stopping. [link]