"A superbly atmospheric story set in the old Prague ghetto
featuring The Golem, a kind of rabbinical Frankenstein's monster,
which manifests iitself every 33 years in a room without a door.
Stranger still, it seems to have the same face as the narrator.
Made into a film in 1920, this extraordinary book combines uncanny
psychology of doppelganger stories with expressionism and more than
a little melodrama... Meyrink's old Prague - like Dicken's London -
is one of the great creations of City writing, an eerie,
claustrophobic and fantastical underworld where anything can
happen." -- Phil Baker in The Sunday Times