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Asesinato En El Kibbutz by Batya Gur, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Murder on a Kibbutz has ratings and 41 reviews. Orsodimondo said: GLI EBREI NON DOVREBBERO TRATTARE COSÌ GLI EBREIDal punto di vista del. Asesinato En El Kibbutz by Batya Gur at – ISBN – ISBN – Siruela – – Softcover.

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But its also a family in real trouble. A kibbutz is a slower pace of living, especially for those of us who don’t live on one.

The most interesting part is not the actual mystery but the deconstruction of kibbutz society. It added nothing as far as I could see except to lessen my ideas of Avigail. Aug 31, Sally marked it as to-read Recommended to Sally by: Very engaging main character, Michael Ohayon.

A satisfying mystery with interesting and well developed characters and an intriguing look at a complex kibbutz society filled with psychological motivations rn leave you wondering who did it to the end. Thank goodness there is so much more available today. 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.

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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. 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.

So I think the plotting was plausible just not very innovative from the point of view of the series. Die Gestalten bleiben blass! Reality is more complex. The themes of who can really ‘belong’ on a kibbutz — or any group –if not born there or into it an addition to the plot that was thought-provoking. Aug 10, Mary L.


Mar 09, Joeydag rated it really liked it. The setting itself makes the mystery much more interesting as the dynamics of the kibbutz have a major effect on how kibufz murder is solved.

Murder on a Kibbutz (Michael Ohayon, #3) by Batya Gur

I wish in the end we learned what happened to the kibbutz after the murder was solved; perhaps it would be too complicated. At its best, Gur’s prose is a lucid description of the “egalitarian elitism” that prevails in such enclosed communities, where the details of everyday life are given immense, overt ideological weight.

Slow to warm to it, but I’m getting through it.

The book is all about the children: Apr 01, Leslie rated it really liked it. When the expiry date is reached your computer deletes the cookie. Jun 18, Amy rated it liked it Shelves: Preview — Murder on a Kibbutz by Batya Gur.

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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. 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 asesihato closed off society is subject to the outside world’s laws and interventions.

I rl I liked this so much I read another in the series but I can’t name a detail from this novel. Wish I could give 4 stars, maybe I will later on: I don’t remember any of the characters other than Michael appearing before and I didn’t find him as interesting as in previous books. While I didn’t find the murder mystery terribly absorbing, I was fascinated by the details of kibbutz society.


Murder on a Kibbutz

Generally like all the books in this series because they meet my criteria of: 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 of characters from the last book. I recommend it and other books by If you are interested in “psychologically astute mysteries set in Israel” this is the book and series by Batya Gur for you.

This book is as much about the insular society of an Israeli kibbutz as it is about Inspector Michael Ohayon solving a murder. 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 books written here and books authored in other countries.

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 are quite an interesting bunch to read about.