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Why does every character and cafe have to have a q Unimpressive. You must be logged in to post a comment Warning: Overall, Turkish culture seemed interesting. Ok, now I really, really, really know that Turks drink alcohol with no religious qualms. The novel has opened up a vivid debate in Turkey about family, love, freedom, redemption and the construct of masculinity. A Guide to Volunteering In Istanbul. Her work draws on diverse cultures and literary traditions, as well as deep interest in history, philosophy, Sufism, oral culture, and cultural politics.
View all 13 comments. And what genre is this book exactly? And no redemption really with eli ending.
Book Review – BASTARD OF ISTANBUL (Baba ve Pic) |
Things I didn’t appreciate at all: As I continued to read, I realised that a pomegranate on the cover really makes more sense.
I don’t need my books to be funny, but when the attempts at humor actually baha down the narrative it starts to be a problem. I was raised to deny the genocide.
While I take my hat off for the commendable intentions and courage of Shafak for writing babba book, the literary merit of this work, as far as I can judge, is close to nil. This is best described in a stroy by an Armenian girl who makes a trip to Turkey starting in Istanbul than traveling to Sebinkarahisar, the home of her grandparents, and tells her adventures as well as her thoughts on just being a human being.
Some fantastic misuses of English vs a rift between two cars narrows to a hairbreadth?! Want to Read saving…. Mustafa meets an all American girl Rose at a grocery store in Arizona, who was once vaba to an Armenian.
Bulgarian Heritage in Istanbul. Bastarda Istanbulului, de Elif Shafak 4,44 din 9 voturi. I wanted to be more involved with the characters, rather then the city piic Istanbul. Books by Elif Shafak. The book was received with great interest and acclaim by critics and readers alike, being an instant bestseller. The climactic revelations of the novel are also quite far-fetched and felt very manufactured. If you like a …more Samples are usually available from Amazon, Google Books, or other sites like those.
Baba ve Piç
I was glad when it was all over. Where everyone is a big bag of quirks, the stakes aren’t particularly high, and who knows when a little magical realism might slip in, possibly out of sheer convenience.
I had a feeling that the events those were taking places were formulated in a sophisticated and artificial way rather than fitting spontaneously and in sequence.
The book was more about the Turkish culture, and what the Turks did to the Armanians. The main character falls in love with a complicated chocolate maker and this point is vaguely illustrated on the Turkish cover. She is an award-winning novelist and the most widely read woman writer in Turkey. Orange Prize Nominee for Longlist Shafak’ wrote her next novel in English.
The one aspect of the novel I did strongly like, though, was the one area where Shafak didn’t fall into stereotypes: The book is strange in several aspects. First five chapters could babx been omitted, and one would have noticed or cared. The author takes on an ambitious story and topic, but botches the execution I actually thought it was a bad translation, before I realised it was just badly written and hits you repeatedly over the head with the “moral” of the story, even spelling it out explicitly at the end.
Return to Book Page. I was expecting so much more Beth Thomas is a contributor to Yabangee. It had the potential to be a great book but failed miserably.
Bastard of Istanbul (Baba ve Piç)/Elif Şafak
I still say read it though. I can handle this sort of jam-packed whimsy if I genuinely find the writing safzk, but since this book fails that, I mostly just found it exhausting. The book suffers due to its trite language, stereotypical characterization, and unsubtle plot.