The Blue Mountain
The Blue Mountain is the first novel by one of Israel's most important and acclaimed contemporary writers and as with all his writing is a virtuoso example of Shalev's skill as a storyteller. Published to outstanding reviews all over the world, its publication in Britain re-affirms his reputation as a major international writer.Set in a small rural village prior to the creation of the State of Israel, this funny and hugely imaginative book paints an extraordinary picture of a small community of Ukrainian immigrants as they succeed in pioneering a new life in a new land over three generations. The Blue Mountain transcends its time and place by touching on issues of universal relevance whilst never failing to entertain and engage the reader. As with Four Meals, the writing is lyrical and of exceptional quality and illustrates why Shalev has been steadily winning over an ever-increasing number of fans worldwide.
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Review: The Blue MountainUser Review - Barbara - Goodreads
This is the first Shalev book I've ever read and I understand why he's so respected. the plot is completely original. It verges on true except where it veers off towards the fantastical, with a lot of ... Read full review
Review: The Blue MountainUser Review - Ben - Goodreads
I don't have much experience in the genre of magical realism, so maybe my judgment shouldn't be taken too much into account, but I started out bored by the book and by the end was enthralled by the story and the writing. Read full review