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40.       lady in red
6947 posts
 05 Jul 2008 Sat 02:07 am

Quoting yilgun-7:

I am reading now these two short novels=

1- White Nights (Белые ночи (1848), by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Nastenka Story in St.Petesburg

2- The First Teacher ("Первый учитель", 1962), by chingiz Aytmatov Cengiz Aymatov
Duyuşen Story

I advise you to read these beautiful novels.



I think you mean recommend

41.       yilgun-7
1326 posts
 05 Jul 2008 Sat 01:39 pm

Yes, thank you...
"I recommend you to read those beautiful novels..."

42.       silversong
278 posts
 20 Jul 2008 Sun 06:40 pm

I have just finished Reading the kite runner by khaled hosseini
its about 2 boys growing up in afghanistan, I saw the movie first and it was a very good interperpation of the book, a very moving story. Now I am Reading his next novel A Thousand Splendid Suns. Its about the friendship that develops between two women growing up and living in afghanistan, I´m half way through it and think I need another box of tissues. Its just as heart-wrenching as his first novel.

43.       libralady
5152 posts
 20 Jul 2008 Sun 07:10 pm

Quoting silversong:

I have just finished Reading the kite runner by khaled hosseini
its about 2 boys growing up in aghanistan, I saw the movie first and it was a very good interperpation of the book, a very moving story. Now I am Reading his next novel A Thousand Splendid Suns. Its about the friendship that develops between two women growing up and living in afganistan, I´m half way through it and think I need another box of tissues. Its just as heart-wrenching as his first novel.



I have these sitting in the wings, right now I am "trying" to read The Jannisary Tree but it is a bit like wading through mud - hopefully it will pick up. Fully intended to read it on holiday but the opportunity slipped me by

44.       silversong
278 posts
 20 Jul 2008 Sun 07:22 pm

Quoting libralady:

Quoting silversong:

I have just finished Reading the kite runner by khaled hosseini
its about 2 boys growing up in aghanistan, I saw the movie first and it was a very good interperpation of the book, a very moving story. Now I am Reading his next novel A Thousand Splendid Suns. Its about the friendship that develops between two women growing up and living in afganistan, I´m half way through it and think I need another box of tissues. Its just as heart-wrenching as his first novel.



I have these sitting in the wings, right now I am "trying" to read The Jannisary Tree but it is a bit like wading through mud - hopefully it will pick up. Fully intended to read it on holiday but the opportunity slipped me by



I can highly recommend his two novels, and if your like me you won´t be able to put them down. And have some tissues handy

45.       catwoman
8933 posts
 21 Jul 2008 Mon 03:54 am

I am reading lots of texbooks right now... but I have some books that I want to read:
Parecon: Life after Capitalism (Michael Albert)
Men Speak Out: Views on Gender, Sex and Power (Shira Tarrant)
Beauty and Misogyny: Harmful cultural practices in the West (Sheila Jeffreys)
Hegemony or Survival: America´s quest for Global Dominance (Noam Chomsky)
Not for Sale: Feminists resisting prostitution and pornography (C. Stark, R. Whisnant)...
and many more

46.       catwoman
8933 posts
 21 Jul 2008 Mon 04:06 am

Quoting silversong:

I have just finished Reading the kite runner by khaled hosseini
its about 2 boys growing up in afghanistan, I saw the movie first and it was a very good interperpation of the book, a very moving story. Now I am Reading his next novel A Thousand Splendid Suns. Its about the friendship that develops between two women growing up and living in afghanistan, I´m half way through it and think I need another box of tissues. Its just as heart-wrenching as his first novel.


This does sound interesting...

47.       silversong
278 posts
 21 Jul 2008 Mon 04:52 am

Quoting catwoman:

Quoting silversong:

I have just finished Reading the kite runner by khaled hosseini
its about 2 boys growing up in afghanistan, I saw the movie first and it was a very good interperpation of the book, a very moving story. Now I am Reading his next novel A Thousand Splendid Suns. Its about the friendship that develops between two women growing up and living in afghanistan, I´m half way through it and think I need another box of tissues. Its just as heart-wrenching as his first novel.


This does sound interesting...



I think you would enjoy them cat
Dont want to give too much of the story away but the second one is about a young girl aged 15 living in Herat who is sent off to kabul to marry a man in his 40´s
the story tells of the next 20 years of her life, how it changes with the Russian invasion, the retreat of the Russians, the fighting between warlordsand the take over by the taliban. And how a friendship she makes with another afghan girl/woman changes both of their lives
a very sad but moving story
hope you find time to read them both

48.       silversong
278 posts
 21 Jul 2008 Mon 06:32 am

Quoting girleegirl:

I just finished “The Other Boleyn Girl” by Phillipa Gregory.
Now I am reading “We Need to Talk About Kevin” by Lionel Shriver…..…..well I guess I should say I am trying to read it. I started it months ago and it is difficult to read. It is comprised of letters from a woman to her ex-husband, detailing their lives and what lead to their only son going on a shooting rampage at his high-school. It is gripping and well-written but very disturbing.
I just purchased “Sundays at Tiffany’s” by James Patterson….hoping that will be a little lighter fare...and after that I have “Reading Lolita in Teheran” by Azar Nafisi on tap.



I was thinking about ´reading Lolita in Tehran´ next has anyone read it?
would you recommend it?

49.       girleegirl
5065 posts
 21 Jul 2008 Mon 06:43 am

Quoting silversong:


I was thinking about ´reading Lolita in Tehran´ next has anyone read it?
would you recommend it?


I just finished another book and will be starting "Lolita" this week. I´ll let you know what I think when I finish it.

50.       catwoman
8933 posts
 21 Jul 2008 Mon 08:10 am

Quoting silversong:

I think you would enjoy them cat
Dont want to give too much of the story away but the second one is about a young girl aged 15 living in Herat who is sent off to kabul to marry a man in his 40´s
the story tells of the next 20 years of her life, how it changes with the Russian invasion, the retreat of the Russians, the fighting between warlordsand the take over by the taliban. And how a friendship she makes with another afghan girl/woman changes both of their lives
a very sad but moving story
hope you find time to read them both


You know how to get my attention, offff...!! I added both of these books to my ´reading list´ Thank you, they sound fascinating.

I do recommend Ayaan Hirsi Ali´s "Infidel" as well... you won´t want to put it away.

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