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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Asylum City by Liad Shoham



This is a novel set in Israel written by an Israeli.   It deals with Israel's immigrant issues while purported to be a crime novel.

The news article noted in the web site link gives a good overview of the author.  The story is different in that translated to English you find similarities and differences between an American author and an Israeli author.    The way crime is handled and the justice system is similar but different.

The political aspects of crime bear a striking similarity to any big U.S. city.   The emotions and motivations of the characters are mirrored in our own populace.   It is interesting to see how basic motivations differ so minutely regardless of culture and language.

The immigrant problem is Israel appears to be as fraught with dissent and emotion as the same problem in the U.S.

This was a very thought provoking book.

Web Site: http://www.timesofisrael.com/the-invisible-refugee-finds-a-home-in-liad-shohams-thrillers/

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