Matzo Ball (A “Jew Boys On Harleys” Novel)
hen members of the all-Jewish outlaw motorcycle club, “The Jew Boys On Harleys” are featured on the cover of L.A. Magazine, club president Steve Silverstein already had enough on his plate. But now his pistol-packing Bubbe and her 140 lb. Rottweiler “Matzo Ball” are missing, his vice president Marty “The Schmuck” Blumenfeld won’t stop screwing around with the high dollar call girls they’re supposed to be protecting, and a knife-wielding Filipino midget assassin appears to be targeting the rest of the Jew Boys. And to make matters worse: Steve just got diagnosed with an enlarged prostate. Can the club survive so much mishigas?
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This is a great read. The characters were very creative. I couldn’t put it down once I started. The author uses a tongue-in-cheek style that was suspenseful and humorous. This is kind of like a male version of Janet Evanovich. I would say it has suspense, lots of action, and my kind of humor.Alissa
I’ll admit, the title got me. I am glad I picked this up. It is a tounge in cheek read that is worth the read. Definatly worth the read.
Any book with enough courage to include a motorcycle club with the name “Jew Boys on Harleys” and that features a “knife-wielding Filipino midget assassin” has got to be unique. Believe me, this one is.With tongue at times firmly planted in cheek, Mr. Katz has created an entertaining and page-turning read. I finished reading it in bed at 2AM this morning; just had to know how it would turn out.I don’t think it would be a “spoiler” to say that the book has a resolution so unusual that you’ll likely never guess what it is until it happens. (Then again, neither did the characters in the book.)I even learned a little Yiddish.A story well-told. Highly recommended.
This is an entertaining story about a Jewish outlaw biker club. The writing detracts from the story so much that it was hard to stay interested.Each of the main characters has a club nickname, and almost every time any character is in the story they are referred to as, for example, Marty “The Schmuck” Blumenfeld or Steve “The Rabbi” Silverstein – not just by their name or nickname. Always both. This is true throughout the book. I can understand using it a few times, but it gets old after the first chapter or so. There are many other examples of a style that is frustrating to read.Every Harley is referred to as a Harley-Davidson and by it’s model number every time. Why? The author gives an excruciatingly detailed description of Steve’s bike, but he gives hardly any background to most of the characters in the book.The most laughable example is the the title character, Matzo Ball, a rottweiler. He has a Kong toy that is always, always referred to as his Kong toy, the “Big Rubber Dick.” I get it! I got it the first time!
Alright, so anyone who, in this age of PC-correctness, would put “Jew Boys” in a book title deserves a shot at getting read!What a fun read. Perfect for a long plane trip, sitting by the pool, or just anywhere. Probably not for everyone. I have to say I kinda had to suspend belief when it came to the characters in the Motorcycle club. But that, for me, was part of the charm of this novel.Loved the midget angle as well.Waiting to see what the next installment is like.
Enjoyed this book, quite entertaining! Read it, you won’t be disappointed. I look forward to reading more from this Author.
I thorougly enjoyed the book. It was an unexpected suprise, not my normal genre, but I did find the book entertaining. Check it out, you won’t be disappointed.
I read a LOT, and this book title was too interesting to ignore. I like the way Adam tells a tale. Hope there are more to come !
It’s funny how certain titles seem to just grab you. Matzo Ball was recommended by a friend and was started as a bit of mild vacation reading. Finding it hard to put away, I blasted through the story in the first few days. A great and entertaining novel that’s worth every penny!
A fun read and great story. I don’t usually judge a book by the cover, but the title caught my eye and I’m glad it did.