I completely agree with what another reviewer said about this book: it is entirely engrossing, extremely well-informed, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. However, the same reviewer goes on the compare it to Hurston's "Moses Man of the Mountain." There is no comparison between the two. Hurston's retelling of a biblical story is written in sometimes decent, yet most of the time decidedly spotty prose, and her implicit statements about the valuable application of Moses' exodus to today's modern world are, at best, inconsistent. This is in contrast to The King David Report, which I found to be seamlessly constructed and flawlessly written, in addition to having an articulate and intersting meaning in light of the totalitarian regimes of the 20th century, two of which were experienced first hand by the author himself. I just wanted to say so for anyone who felt as I do about Moses, Man of the Mountain, and who might have been disuaded by the comparison from reading Heym's great work.