The Saturday Morning Murder (Michael Ohayon #1)
Well, I did, and I am very pleased with what I found. An almost flawless plot, a couple of superb characters a ...more
Rozwiązanie zagadki może nie zwala z nóg, ale miało swój smaczek i prawie do końca nie było oczywiste kto zabił i z jakiego powodu. Ciekawa pozycja!
Gur's writing is not the fast paced mystery that some prefer, it slowly draws the reader to the conclusion. providing little steps along the way. She does give away the culprit before the end of the book ...more
It was gripping for several reasons:
•strong, appealing detective
•interesting but incomplete insight into Israeli culture
•depiction of relatively closed psychoanalytic organization
•psychological aspects (always important in good detective fiction)
Quien conduce la investigación es el inspector Michael Ohayon, un hombre de 38 años que ingresó a la policía por razones económicas, abandonando una carrera académica como historia ...more
[on the characters]
I'm not done with the book yet but I'm finding the setting to be themost disappointing part of the book. I was looking forward tolearning something of Israel and Jerusalem but the places haven't comealive for me really. My reasoning is that since the book wasoriginally written in Hebrew the author expected her readers to havereasonable knowledge of the area in which it was set and didn't put...more
This is the first in the series of detective/crime novels written by Batya Gur, who was the chief literary critic for one of Israel's largest papers. It is about, duh, a murder in a psychoanalytic institute--but what was amazing to me about this book is how right Ms. Gur got it in her descriptions of the foibles of both psychoanalytic institutes and psychoanalysts themselves. She was right ...more
Inhaltlich interessant fand ich die Einblicke in die Psycholoanalysen-Szene. Ist das hierzulande auch so? Der Alltag in Israel ist ein weiter ...more
It was chosen as a book club book by my temple and everyone in the group liked the book. The main character is a detective and is an interesting and likable character. Apparently, after this book the author made him the subject of two more books that I am anxious to read.
The only negatives I would sayare that the ending is somewhat predictable and that since the book was translated from Hebrew to ...more
This is a murder mystery set in Israel but I didn't find it all that mysterious. The characters are interesting enough but I found the story line much too slow for my taste. I do not believe that this being a translation was the issue.
It starts slowly with a lot of details about how they operate at the Institute. But then it picks up when the focus shifts to the police investigation. A good read for the most part, though I was a bit disappointed in the solution / ending.