If you visit the US TRY not to mention that you haven't read the book, of seen the Speilberg movie (starring the Jewish actress, Whoopis Goldberg), or the blockbuster Broadway play. Most of the US has done at least one of the three. You might be thought unlearned. And, the book is selling like hotcakes overseas.
Man shot dead in northern Israel town of Bi'ina, police say the murder was gang related (Haaretz)