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I reached the third chapter of this and had a moment of “This is all going to be this same sort of whimsical Salman-Rushdie-flavored nonsense, isn’t it? Halfway through Shafak attempts to try her hand at magical realism with the incorporation of djinn but then proceeds with the rest of the novel as if it’s realistic fiction.

The Times Europe Editor Mr. First five chapters could have been omitted, and one would have noticed or cared. So I start a new one.

In the end I didn’t feel a thing for any of the characters, but I so wanted to. Her second novel written in English is The Bastard of Istanbul, which was the bestselling book of in Turkey and was longlisted for the Orange prize.

Bastard of Istanbul (Baba ve Piç)/Elif Şafak

Top 10 Forgotten Historical sites of Istanbul March 25, 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. Return ev Book Page. I was expecting so much more She writes fiction in both Turkish and English. That was hard going. Why would you want to get the full book free though? I still want to give her a chance through her non-fiction work, but the fiction pieces will be abandoned.


Please enter your sxfak here. It’s cluttered and unfocused, and Shafak’s characters fail to come alive beneath the weight of symbolism and stereotypes she heaps on them. Trivia About The Bastard of Is Open Preview See a Problem? View all 4 comments. Refresh and try eliff.

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Baron also wants everyone to know that the great Ottoman Architect Sinan was actually Armenian. If you like a work, you should support the abba and pay for it. Lists with This Book. So I gave up on this one. I reached a point where I realized the whole book was just going to keep going on like this.

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Shafak’s first novel, Bqba The Mystic was awarded the “Rumi Prize” inwhich is given to the best work in mystical literature in Turkey. The book has many good points if observed from its framework, especially the all-female turkish household and its stereotype-defying cast, but it gets lost in the bad writing and socio-political sermonizing.

She has one daughter from his ex-husband, Armanus, who travels between Arizona and San Francisco to visit her father and his extended Armenian family.

All men in the family have died and the only uncle, Mustafa, who lives in Arizona after leaving Istanbul twenty years earlier. She also has a keen eye for black humor. Armanus tells Asya that she reminds her of Baron Baghdassarian. We can excuse the use of Ottoman dress and Iznik tiles on My Name is Redfor example, given that the story revolves around miniaturist painters who served in the sixteenth-century Ottoman court.


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Her latest novel published in English, Iskender Honourhas topped the best-seller lists and has been acclaimed by both critics and readers of various ages and backgrounds. Overall, Turkish culture seemed interesting. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. When I’ve read a book, I don’t feel like I’ve finished anything. I don’t need my books to be funny, but when the attempts at humor actually bog down the narrative it starts to be a problem. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Too many characters and it just drags the plot out far too much. Things I didn’t appreciate at all: Why does every character and cafe have to have a quirky backstory or feature that tells you very little? The Bastard of Istanbul October The novel was supposed to take you on a historic journey about the genocide against the Armenian by Ottoman empire.

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The book suffers due to its trite language, stereotypical characterization, and unsubtle plot. Information about Group read March 1 7 Mar 01, I still say read it though.

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