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70.       Trudy
7887 posts
 17 Aug 2008 Sun 12:00 pm

Reading ´Turkish butterflies´ (Turkse vlinders), a Dutch novel about a love that didn´t last but also gives lots of inside information.

71.       Delidolu
344 posts
 18 Aug 2008 Mon 12:40 pm

I am reading Pullman´s trilogy-His Dark Materials:Nortern Lights,The Subtle Knife and The Amber Telescope..Cool books-science fiction and a lil epic like Tolkien´s (though i admite NO ONE can reach Tolkien´s maestri)..It´s like fairy tails for grown ups!!!

72.       libralady
5152 posts
 29 Aug 2008 Fri 12:09 am

Just read the "Kite Runner" and "A Thousand Splendid Suns" back to back.  What brilliant books to read, albeit with tears in my eyes, especially the Kite Runner, which I found the far more emotional book.  I think the Thousand Splendid Suns is a little more predictable which takes the sting out of the emotional bits.

 

Now in search of something new to read.

73.       Trudy
7887 posts
 29 Aug 2008 Fri 12:20 am

 

Quoting libralady

Just read the "Kite Runner" and "A Thousand Splendid Suns" back to back.  What brilliant books to read, albeit with tears in my eyes, especially the Kite Runner, which I found the far more emotional book.  I think the Thousand Splendid Suns is a little more predictable which takes the sting out of the emotional bits.

 

Now in search of something new to read.

 

 I found it opposite: A Thousand Spledid Suns ´did´ more to me emotionally.

 

You could try books of Kader Abdolah, an Iranian refugee who writes now in Dutch (but some books are translated in English). His latest is called ´The Koran, a translation´ and ´The Messenger - about prophet Muhammed´s life´. I have read several books of this author and I like them very much.

74.       catwoman
8933 posts
 09 Sep 2008 Tue 04:59 pm

I just finished reading "Feminist Theory: from margin to center" by Bell Hooks. I highly recommend this book and especially the author, Bell Hooks is one of my most favorite feminists. Her writing is truly revolutionary - she is challenging a lot of feminist ideas and substituting them with very honest and brilliant thinking. Marvellous book, do check her out.

75.       MarioninTurkey
6124 posts
 09 Sep 2008 Tue 07:16 pm

For my review this week I just read Honour Killings by Ayşe Önal. A wonderful, if harrowing book, about the tragic practice of killing a woman deemed to have damaged the family´s honour.  Ayşe interviewed a number of men in prison for this crime to try to understand what made them do it.  The result is an amazing study, and very very very moving tales of the tragically short lives of some Turkish women.

76.       zhang ziyi
205 posts
 09 Sep 2008 Tue 08:23 pm

In Turkish or English?

Quoting MarioninTurkey

For my review this week I just read Honour Killings by Ayşe Önal. A wonderful, if harrowing book, about the tragic practice of killing a woman deemed to have damaged the family´s honour.  Ayşe interviewed a number of men in prison for this crime to try to understand what made them do it.  The result is an amazing study, and very very very moving tales of the tragically short lives of some Turkish women.

 

 

77.       catwoman
8933 posts
 09 Sep 2008 Tue 08:29 pm

 

Quoting zhang ziyi

In Turkish or English?

 

Looks like there is an English version of this book: Honor Killings, Ayse Onal

78.       Trudy
7887 posts
 12 Sep 2008 Fri 05:12 pm

Currently reading: Madam President´s choice by Anne Holt

 

Short review from some booksite:

 

The newly-elected American president visits Oslo for their national drinking holiday on May 17 and gets herself kidnapped. You read that right, and no it is not Hillary, ´cause this president met Hillary and got some advice from her: Trust no one but your husband, and only him if he is still with you.

The book has some interesting explanations of how left-out Americans feel, and describes a great plot to destroy America from the inside. No, not hijack any planes. Just deprive them of gasoline, TV and shopping malls, and they´ll overthrow the government of their own accord.

 

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I´m halfway now and I must say I love it!

Sorry, no ISBN or publisher known as I´m reading it in Dutch.

79.       eiddie
169 posts
 12 Sep 2008 Fri 06:45 pm

The Majority Rules - Eugene Sullivan

 

Present day story about a lawyer discovering corruption at its peak.

While on his way to a judicial appointment, he´s faced with ´going along´

or a for a chance to make a difference.....

 

Also ´The Shack´ - William Young

 

Present day story about a man/wife who lost their little 6 year old

daughter to kidnap and possibly murder. MacKenzie, the girl´s father, receives

an invitation to dinner by someone named ´Papa´ in a letter. 

Only, the dinner is to be at ´ The Shack ´...the name his wife gave to the

place they found Missy´s last remnants.....

 

Both excellent books...

 

:  >

 

80.       lady in red
6947 posts
 13 Sep 2008 Sat 07:57 pm

 

Quoting libralady

Just read the "Kite Runner" and "A Thousand Splendid Suns" back to back.

 

Just started ´A Thousand Splendid Suns´ - I think I´m going to enjoy it.

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