Here is yet another tale of a young girl making good by dancing like crazy. The dancing is energetic, the seen-it-all-before story tedious.
Watching the documentary, Amy, about the short but stellar life of singer Amy Winehouse, you get the sense of a Jewish tragedy unfolding before your eyes.
Playwright Rose Lewenstein is "sort of" Jewish.
The latest outing for mega-selling Peter James's Brighton detective Roy Grace - You Are Dead (Macmillan, £20) - finds him faced with the nightmare all homicide police dread: a serial killer.
To amplify Ecclesiastes, "Of making many books about Israel there is no end".