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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.

81.       Deli_kizin
6376 posts
 13 Sep 2008 Sat 11:19 pm

 

Quoting Trudy

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

 

 I was kinda dissapointed by that book. It is a bit superficial and soap-like, though it provides some interesting insights on Turkish men and relationships with them, especially because it is a ´true´ story. I remember when she was going to sleep with the guy the first time, and he didnt want to use a condom ´because Allah would protect him from aids/pregnancy´ (not sure which one!) lol

 

They are going to make a documentary about that book. I met the writer to talk about me and Kadir, but I dont think they can ´use us´ because we dont have a relationship that is filled with the regular prejudice about these kind of relationships lol

82.       Deli_kizin
6376 posts
 13 Sep 2008 Sat 11:22 pm

Orhan Pamuk - Masumiyet Müzesi

 

Pamuk´s latest novel, ´The Innocence Museum´. Guess it will be translated to English soon!

 

I have read the first 40 pages now, and so far it seems to me as one of those books that you skip your nights rest for

83.       Trudy
7887 posts
 13 Sep 2008 Sat 11:25 pm

 

Quoting Deli_kizin

Orhan Pamuk - Masumiyet Müzesi

 

Pamuk´s latest novel, ´The Innocence Museum´. Guess it will be translated to English soon!

 

I have read the first 40 pages now, and so far it seems to me as one of those books that you skip your nights rest for

 

I´m still - after 2 years - halfway Snow, I gave away my copy of Istanbul and now for weeks The Black Book is waiting. His style is.... hmm, not my favorite.

84.       Deli_kizin
6376 posts
 13 Sep 2008 Sat 11:50 pm

 

Quoting Trudy

I´m still - after 2 years - halfway Snow, I gave away my copy of Istanbul and now for weeks The Black Book is waiting. His style is.... hmm, not my favorite.

 

 Well you definitely picked the 2 wrong books to start reading Orhan Pamuk.. İstanbul is very veyr different from the other books, also the style. Though I loved that book, with all its details, it wasnt as (meeslepend?) impressive as the other ones, and Snow is his first and last political novel, with a harder style.

 

Black Book on the other hand, is really good and ´reads as a train´ (), I can also recommend the White Castle.

85.       MarioninTurkey
6124 posts
 14 Sep 2008 Sun 09:03 am

 

Quoting Deli_kizin

 Well you definitely picked the 2 wrong books to start reading Orhan Pamuk.. İstanbul is very veyr different from the other books, also the style. Though I loved that book, with all its details, it wasnt as (meeslepend?) impressive as the other ones, and Snow is his first and last political novel, with a harder style.

 

Black Book on the other hand, is really good and ´reads as a train´ (), I can also recommend the White Castle.

 

 Agree.  the only one I actually enjoyed reading was the White Castle.

86.       tamikidakika
1346 posts
 14 Sep 2008 Sun 11:29 am

 

Quoting MarioninTurkey

Agree. the only one I actually enjoyed reading was the White Castle.

 

I`ve read half way through the black book, I will finish it up when I have time. His writing style is tasteless to say the least. I think this guy thinks writing long sentences makes him look more intellectual.

 

87.       lady in red
6947 posts
 19 Sep 2008 Fri 11:52 am

Mayada, Daughter of Iraq - Jean Sasson - the story of a woman´s survival in Iraq.

 

- not sure about this one, despite the subject ´One Woman´s Survival in Saddam Hussein´s Torture Jail´ - I don´t think its particularly well-written and the writing style is a bit ´girly´ for my taste.

88.       libralady
5152 posts
 19 Sep 2008 Fri 03:22 pm

The Long Way Down, by Ewan McGregor (of Trainspotting and Star Wars fame)  and Charlie Borman.

 

These intrepid travellers decided to travel around the world on motor bikes about three years ago, along came book and film etc etc.

 

This was so successful they devided to ride the Long Way Down, from John O´Groats (Northern tip of Scotland) to Cape Town South Africa.

 

The support Unicef and visit unicef run projects on their way.

 

It is a good read, written as they are both speaking, i.e. taking it in turns, and you get a different perspective on one situation.

 

I would highly recommend this book and the Long Way Round - any motorcycle enthusiasts would love the adventure!

89.       yilgun-7
1326 posts
 20 Sep 2008 Sat 02:14 am

Masumiyet Müzesi (The Innocence Museum) by Orhan Pamuk, a novel.

2008 September, İletişim Yayınları, 592 pages.

 

90.       yilgun-7
1326 posts
 20 Sep 2008 Sat 02:52 am

Is there a friend who has read these novels?

 

1-"The Dark Side"   by Jane Mayer  (USA)

2-"The Obama Nation "  by Jerome and Corsi (USA)

3-"The Post-American World "  by fareed Zakaria (USA)

4-" In the dark "  by Mark Bilingham (UK)

5-"The return " by Victoria Hislop (UK)

6- "Someone special " by Sheila O´ flanagan (UK)

7--"When Will There be Good News? " by Kate Atkinson (UK)

8--"Angel Uncovered " by Katie Price (UK)

9-"Le fait du prince" by Amelia Nothomb (France)

10-"Ce que le jour doit a la nuit" by Yasmina Khadra (France)

 

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