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Armanus tells Asya that she reminds her of Baron Baghdassarian. A Guide to Volunteering In Istanbul. I can handle this sort of jam-packed whimsy if I genuinely find the writing funny, but since this book fails that, I mostly just found it exhausting.
I can just imagine the meeting at the English publisher: The climactic revelations of the novel are also quite far-fetched and felt very A florid hodgepodge of a book, The Bastard of Istanbul is too weak a novel to deal fruitfully with the issues it raises—the Armenian genocide of ; nationalism; how to navigate through your identity as the child of immigrants—and Shafak’s ambition doesn’t match her execution.
I got out my book and found that the English edition had a mosque on the front.
Book Review – BASTARD OF ISTANBUL (Baba ve Pic) |
I reached a point where I realized the picc book was just going to keep going on like this. I understand the need to change covers and titles for different markets, and of course sometimes the subject matter dictates the cover. Overall, Turkish culture seemed interesting.
But are most of these books best illustrated by mosques and Moorish arches? Want to Read saving…. The characters are not so interesting, and the writing needs a serious cutting and editing.
All in all the book is highly undeserving of the heavy ideas it aspires to deal with. The Bastard of Istanbul October 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? Baron also wants everyone to know that the great Ottoman Architect Sinan was actually Armenian.
The novel, which tells the story of an Armenian and a Turkish family through the eyes of women, brought Shafak under prosecution but the charges were ultimately dismissed. Mustafa meets an all American girl Rose at a grocery store in Arizona, who was once married to an Armenian.
vr For me, the humor was too culturally specific to work, many characters were too much of a caricature to draw me into their story, and the dialogue was too artificial with its endless verbal essays about current Turkish issues and the Armenian genocide.
First of all, the writing is terrible.
Or are Bzba publishers and audiences indulging in a bit of Orientalism? Ok, now I really, really, really know that Turks drink alcohol with no religious qualms.
Dull characters, repetitious quasi-jokes, jagged storylines, essay-like prose where you can clearly see through her ideology fill the pages of this book and make reading it close to torture.
Plc Safak presents a lot of myths as facts and conveniently omits a lot of facts in her book, such as the uprising of the Armenians and the killing of Turks by the Armenian terrorists, which led to their temporary relocation. And no redemption really with the ending. I can handle this sort of jam-packed whimsy if I genuinely find the writing funny, but since this Saafak 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?
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So I gave up on this one. View all 13 comments. I loved traveling to Istanbul – such a beautiful city – and I was hoping to feel that a bit in the book and it never happened. Top 10 Forgotten Historical sites of Istanbul March 25, For me, the humor was too culturally specific to work, many characters were too much of a caricature to draw me into their story, and the dialogue was too artificial with its endless v This book was too much, too scattered for me: In my local book shop sagak I noticed that this enigma was not confined to The Bastard of Istanbul.
But could we make it a bit more … you know … Turkish.
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Her work draws on diverse cultures and literary traditions, as well as deep interest in history, philosophy, Sufism, oral culture, and cultural politics. Paperbackpages. Refresh and try again.
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