The Drive represents a new landmark in Israeli fiction ... Israel’s own The Catcher in the Rye, its narrator—like Holden Caulfield—a too-sensitive young man on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Like Holden, he has a nose for phoniness and can see through the false bravado and cruelty of Israel’s military infrastructure. And, like Salinger’s novel, The Drive reveals the fault lines in a national narrative ... Assulin delivers powerfully.”

The Los Angeles Review of Books