Murder in Jerusalem (Michael Ohayon #6)
Modern Israel is a place filled with contradictions: the beautiful landscape often rife with human conflict; the tranquil and the peaceful in constant struggle with terrible destruction; and amazing human love and kindness set against a backdrop of civil strife. Through the eyes of a writer like Batya Gur and her finest creation, Chief Superintendent Michael Ohayon, these...more
I really wanted to like this book. But I gave up after about 120 pages (and wanted to give up after about 50). I did not like a single character. In fact, I found them varying levels of distasteful, disgusting, and just plain boring. I realize they are secular Israelis, not haredim or datiyim, but they are still supposed to be bayshanim! But no, they're all adulterous bed-hopping narcissists.
Smoking and cancer are actually thematic in this novel. Ohayon has quit smoking, very recently, and his health is questionable. Other ...more
The television staffers are always in a rush to get thei ...more
A series of mysterious deaths claim the lives of several employees of Israel Television, and Ohayon's Special Investigation team is called in. As usual, Gur gives her readers an inside view of a professional subculture and, for those (like myself) who are not Israeli, an insider's view of that culture as well. ...more
This was my first novel by Gur, and perhaps reading others would negate this, but I felt like the subplot with Michael Ohayon wa ...more
P.S.: Warum der Goldmann-Verlag den Büchern immer Titel geben muss, die mit dem Inhalt so gar nichts zu tun haben, frage ich mich schon fast nicht mehr.