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Elif Shafak - The Bastard of Istanbul
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1.       Roswitha
4132 posts
 01 Dec 2007 Sat 02:17 am

2.       Erlik Han
0 posts
 01 Dec 2007 Sat 03:06 am

Quoting Roswitha:

Bastard" is a great novel for female characters -- even the ones who make the briefest appearances are rounded and whole. Reading the passages about them leaves you with the sense of having eavesdropped on real people in their homes. But this book is also a meditation on the importance and the burden of the past -- how to live with it and when to walk away from it. Above all, "Bastard" is a novel about Istanbul, about loving a place until its rhythms , smells , and colors are under your skin.

Expat Harem:
http://expat-harem.blogspot.com/2006/07/editors-host-celebrated-turkish-writer_18.html



You are a great provakator who does only copy and paste. Wanna me to visit in İstanbul whereever you are ?

3.       portokal
2516 posts
 01 Dec 2007 Sat 03:11 am

ohhh ... available at this late hour, Rightfull One?

4.       Erlik Han
0 posts
 01 Dec 2007 Sat 03:13 am

Quoting portokal:

ohhh ... available at this late hour, Rightfull One?



Before i ask who are you , i should ask what are you ?

5.       thehandsom
7403 posts
 01 Dec 2007 Sat 03:14 am

Quoting Roswitha:

Bastard" is a great novel for female characters -- even the ones who make the briefest appearances are rounded and whole. Reading the passages about them leaves you with the sense of having eavesdropped on real people in their homes. But this book is also a meditation on the importance and the burden of the past -- how to live with it and when to walk away from it. Above all, "Bastard" is a novel about Istanbul, about loving a place until its rhythms , smells , and colors are under your skin.

Expat Harem:
http://expat-harem.blogspot.com/2006/07/editors-host-celebrated-turkish-writer_18.html


I have not read any books of elif safak (I should have done ). I remember reading her writings in radikal. She has courage to write obviously!
Roswitha, ignore the barkings!! Nature of dogs

6.       portokal
2516 posts
 01 Dec 2007 Sat 03:17 am

he's gone?

7.       portokal
2516 posts
 01 Dec 2007 Sat 03:28 am

what was i saying?
oh, yes: cheers!

8.       thehandsom
7403 posts
 01 Dec 2007 Sat 03:32 am

modified, since he has gone!!

9.       Roswitha
4132 posts
 01 Dec 2007 Sat 04:04 am

10.       Deli_kizin
6376 posts
 01 Dec 2007 Sat 08:30 pm

I read it, but I am not so enthusiastic about it as all the reviews I have read.

It reads quickly, just like a soap, but the problem that it tries to cover (Armenian problem, inter-cultural relations, origins), stays pretty superficial. Any of us who has the talent of writing, could write this too after making just a little research into the problematics. I dont think it adds anything to the genre.

Its really nice to read, it reads quickly and the story is fun, but it does not have the deepness I expected it to have after reading the reviews.

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