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I ej remember any of the characters other than Michael appearing before and I didn’t find him as interesting as in previous books. He ne rather nondescript in this one, I expected his history background to come into use at some point and I want to know how Eli and Tzilla are getting on with their baby but apart from a brief mention of Michael’s son there’s very asewinato continuity o.
He seems rather nondescript in this one, I expected his history background to come into use at some point and I want to know how Eli and Tzilla adesinato getting on with their baby but apart from a brief mention of Michael’s son there’s very little continuity of characters from the last book. I almost wonder why Gur wrote this as a series. The recurring character of Michael doesn’t add very much to the books.
I think Avigail is an interesting person, the policewoman who is working undercover as a nurse, but I hold out no great hope of seeing her in the next book. Nearly everyone on the kibbutz seems unlikeable, Moish and Dave are the only two I can recall thinking were ok, but on the whole they wn quite an interesting bunch to read about. I think it’s hard, without knowing anything about a kibbutz, to know if the relationships between the kibbutz members are realistic but they feel quite realistic to me and they certainly seem more real than Michael’s relationships with his colleagues.
The big weakness of the plot was that it was full of devices that had been used in the first two books. I’ve no problem with them in theory and the closed community theme was fine but it was just a bit predictable that the killer would be protecting asesinatoo kibbutz from change and preserving an ideal.
So I think the plotting was plausible just not very e from the point of view of the series. I think if I was reading these books further apart and not thinking so much about them I’d like the structure more, as it is, apart from the diverse settings they are becoming rather samey.
I’d like to have heard more about the side issues like the face cream fraud. Gur puts tons of stories into her books but doesn’t develop them into full sub plots, it’s like having too much to read and not enough to read at the same time. I feel the only real thread is the murder and everything else is just bits of cotton lying around being too short to sew anything with. The conclusion was satisfactory enough but I found the journey a bit empty, lots of scenery and not that much substance.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Murder on a Kibbutz by Batya Gur. In Gur’s third mystery, clever, charming Israeli investigator Michael Ohayon, whom readers fell in love with in Saturday Morning Murder and Literary Murder, must once again put his skills to work to solve a murder, this time within the complex, closed society of a kibbutz.
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Il personaggio principale, il commissario capo Michael Ohayon incaricato di risolvere il caso, sembra essere protagonista suo malgrado, Gur non gli regala lo spazio che dovrebbe e potrebbe. Alcuni romanzi della serie dedicata a Michael Ohayon sono stati adattati per la televisione israeliana e tedesca. Aug 10, Mary L. If you are interested in “psychologically astute mysteries set in Israel” this is the book and series by Batya Gur for you.
They not only give you a different slant on the country and its modern history, but will intrigue you with personal dramas, police work, and the solving of mysteries by her police detective, Michael Ohayon. I am reminded in a way of the modern Irish police series by Tana French.
They have the same fasination with country as well as people. I recommend it asesimato other books by If you are interested in “psychologically aseeinato mysteries set in Israel” this is the book and series by Batya Gur for you. I recommend it and other books by Batya Gur. Ikbbutz 10, Ezekiel Benzion rated it liked kibutz. For those of us raised with the mythology of the kibbutz and the founding generation in Israel, those who survived the Holocaust or saw it coming and fled, this book peels back the layers of dispute and discord that survive in the egalitarian society that avowed socialistic principles.
The book is all about the children: Along the way we get to know other layers of the complex Israeli society and their views of the closed community that is the kibbutz at the center of the book.
My quibble with the book was the number of characters introduced which led to a confusing cast that was hard to keep straight. However, this book was part of a series and readers who start at the beginning most probably know who all these multiple players are and why they reappear here. Nov 29, David P rated it really liked it.
Murder mysteries wear many faces.
The best use the crime story as a mere vehicle to introduce unfamiliar localities, cultures and eras, and interesting personalities. If you like this sort of reading, “Murder on a Kibbutz” is aswsinato trip worth taking To the average American, the kibbutz, Israel’s communal village, seems like an exotic lifestyle, permeated by idealism and communal sharing. Reality is more complex.
Asesinato En El Kibbutz
Idealism does exist, as do a shared lifestyle and strong community feeling–but one als Murder mysteries wear many faces. Idealism does exist, as do a shared lifestyle and strong community feeling–but one also finds dissension over ideology, e.
The pervading sentiment is one of mutual kindness, born out of an open lifestyle in close quarters anyone who cannot abide by it leavesyet gossip, argument, divorce, subterfuge and bullying are not unknown, nor are hired employees from “the outside. Lives are so intertwined that tensions which might lead to this are quickly detected and resolved. Michael Ohayon, the police inspector assigned to handle a suspicious death on a kibbutz, quickly concludes that handling a crime in a kibbutz is much like handling one in a close-knit family.
It is a fitting comparison. Batya Gur’s unnamed kibbutz, somewhere in the southern coastland of Israel, is believably drawn having stayed in one in the very same area, home to a cousin, I can personally vouch for that.
Dalya Bilu’s translation is fluent throughout. To an Israeli reader many personalities may seem like stock characters, but they too are believable, and if towards the end the plot becomes frayed, and the climax is somewhat implausible–still, the journey is what matters, not the arrival at its destination.
These days most news from Israel concern the struggle between Jews and Arabs. Inwhen this book was written, that conflict was more distant, something happening out of sight–and even now, inthis still holds in many kibbutz settings. Sure, change is in the air. The old generation of kibbutz founders, which remembers British rule, the Holocaust and the war to establish Israel, is fading from the scene, and communal living, kibbutz style, may itself be eroding. Yet a lot remains, and this fast-moving crime novel, in an unusual setting, lets you taste a little of it.
Murder on a Kibbutz (Michael Ohayon, #3) by Batya Gur
Postscript 7 June 22 ‘ Batya Gur passed away 19 Marchat age Four other mysteries by her were published in English, all involving groups in Israel’s society–“Saturday Morning Murder” ’92″Literary Murder: A Critical Case” ’93″Murder Duet: This one is probably the best among them. Dec 07, Kirsty Darbyshire added it.
He seems rather nondescript in this one, I expected his history background to come into use at some point and I want to know how Eli and Tzilla are getting on with their baby but apart from a brief mention of Michael’s son there’s very little continuity o [These comments are taken from a mailing list discussion and as such contain spoilers Oct 04, Pamela Mclaren rated it liked it Shelves: This is a very interesting read and clearly shows the difference in books written here and books authored in other countries.
In America, the police would be swarming, there would be danger for the investigator, there would be much action; not so here.
In many ways it needed a good editor; it seemed very slow at first — the murder doesn’t even happen until the reader is almost to pages in — but then I got into the rhythm and figured that it was because of its very setting that it is slower This is a very interesting read and clearly shows the difference in asesinwto written here and books authored in other countries.
In many ways it needed a good editor; it seemed very slow at first — the murder doesn’t even happen kkbbutz the reader is almost to pages in — but then I got into the rhythm and figured that it was because of its very setting that it is slower.
Murder on a Kibbutz
A kibbutz is a slower pace of living, especially for those of us who asesniato live on one. And when investigating murder, it takes times to gain an understanding to the ways of kibburz kibbutz, as the main character Michael Ohayon finds out. And because in many ways, it is like investigating an extended family in which something has happened. Their first instinct is to close in and protect whomever seems vulnerable. And that is exactly what happens at this Kibbutz. But its also a family in real trouble.
There are older members who want to stick to the old ways and the younger members who know that things must change. And ultimately, this is why there was the murder — to protect the old ways of doing things kiibbutz it is threatening to think of otherwise. I wish in the end we learned what happened to the kibbutz after the murder was solved; perhaps it would be too complicated.
That would be my only regret about reading this book.
Jun asessinato, Amy rated it liked it Shelves: This was my second foray into Batya Gur’s wonderful portraits of murder mysteries in Israel. This one surrounds intrigue in the supposedly idyllic setting of a kibbutz, a voluntary commune society that was integral to the formation to the State of Israel.
Kibbutz are often seen as isolated communities that are removed from every day society and norms but all of this is shattered when a murder takes place and the closed off society is subject to the outside world’s laws and interventions. The setting itself makes the mystery much more interesting as the dynamics of the kibbutz saesinato a major effect on how the murder is solved. Apr 20, Joyce Lagow rated it did not like it Shelves: The 3rd in the Michael Ohayon series, set in Israel.
Beyond that, the writing is uninspired, and the characters are one-dimensional, as in her first book–you really don’t care what happens to anyone you meet. Mar 02, Siria rated it liked it Shelves: This book is as much about the insular society of an Israeli kibbutz as it is about Inspector Michael Ohayon solving a murder.